Roosevelt Middle School

Endangered Species Mandala

Endangered Species Mendala

Endangered Species Mandala

Endangered Species Mandala

Art

Visual Arts Elective Program

Visual Arts
Elective Program

The Visual Arts Elective Program is designed to provide students with all levels of ability the opportunity to learn basic drawing skills, color theory and art concepts. The art program is based on the fact that by the age of 12-13 years, a child's  artistic capacity is for the most part developed in the right side of the brain. All lessons are taught at an advanced level and the standards for expected outcomes are high. The result: students complete well organized, highly detailed, quality pieces of artwork, of which they are very proud. The current reference books used are Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards, Drawing for Older Children & Teens by Mona Brooks or Drawing for Dummies by Brenda Hoddinott.

6th Grade
An introduction to art with a major focus on exposing all students to a wide variety of art tools and media. Our goal is to have students using different art media comfortably with proper technique at a grade appropriate level. These skills will prepare them for more advanced art projects in subsequent years.  

7th Grade
A consistent approach to learning how to draw what they actually see as it is directly related to eye hand coordination and recording of those visual images. This is a skill that can be learned and not just reliant upon an individual’s natural talent. In addition to this philosophy, students will learn how to draw, basic color theory, and maintain an art journal. These skills are applied in various required art projects throughout the course to reinforce lessons and evaluate progress. It is important both students and parents understand the projects are expected to be complete and turned in for evaluation on time.

8th Grade
This year is a culmination of their previous two years in the Visual Arts Elective where students will apply learned skills and complete various projects involving more advanced techniques and art media.  The goal is to prepare our students for upcoming requirements expected of them in high school level coursework.  Typical examples of 8th grade projects include: Endangered Species Mandalas, M.C. Escher Tessellations, If Animals Could Dream Multimedia Composition and Body Buddies 3D Sculptures.

Note
Yes, my subject is art ...but, included in my daily routine will be the reinforcement of respect for others, responsibility, organizational skills, high school expectations, an original work policy, as well as stressing the importance of quality work, best efforts and the completion of all assigned art projects.

Art Mural Project

Art Mural Project

Ms. Lally and Company

Ms. Lally and Company

Master Artist @ Work

Master Artist @ Work