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Visual Arts

Students explore media and techniques used to create a variety of 2-D artworks through developing skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, and collage. Students practice, sketch, and manipulate the structural elements of art. Investigation of artworks from Western and non-Western cultures provide a means for students to expand their understanding and appreciation of the role of art in global culture. Student artists use an art criticism process to evaluate, explain, and measure artistic growth in personal or group works. This course incorporates hands-on activities and consumption of art materials.

Pam Kok

SMA-MAJ, Visual Arts, Instructional Team Lead

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Embracing Our Differences Selections

These first selections were created for consideration in the Embracing Our Differences annual exhibit. They celebrate kindness and the diversity of the human family.
Enjoy Life and It Will Attract Others- Ruth Pierre
Enjoy Life and It Will Attract Others

"All different races and people can come together to create a positive community and friendship and enjoy the beauty of the earth." - Ruth Pierre

Equal-People-Mykala-Lowe
Equal People

"Be kind to anyone even if they are not your skin color, and treat others the way you want to be treated." - Mykala Lowe 6th Grade

Same-Sun-Francesca-Hoffman
Same Sun

"We are all people of different colors and races, but we are still on the same earth and under the same sun." - Francesca Hoffman 7th Grade

We-Are-All-Equal-Christian-Gonzalez
We Are All Equal

"Happy people in a great society have no need to worry about racism." -Christian Gonzalez 8th Grade

Finding-Friends-in-Random-Places-Wilson-Tran
Finding Friends in Random Places

"A Red Cardinal and a Squirrel look at each other with confusion. Even though you meet the strangest people in the most random places you can find a friend." - Wilson Tran 8th Grade

Everyone Makes a Differece

"Everyone can make a difference in life and is equally important." - Max Wilkins 6th Grade

Who Am I?

"Many people, particularly students don’t know what they want to be when they are older and that is ok. My artwork expresses a kid stuck between many different things that he wants to be when he is older. I wanted this to show that you don't have to know what you want to be and you can be anything you want. Don't let other people decide what you want to do." - Ava Andrews 8th Grade

No Borders Here

"Two hands giving each other a high five, even though they have different skin color, and breaking the barrier between them. Break the boundaries between races for people to unite together and not judge each other anymore." - Alexander Sanchez 8th Grade

Apples-Jacobo-Rios
Apples

"I used apples to show how we get treated differently. Apples that are “imperfect” don't get out on the supermarket shelves, instead, they get thrown out even though they can be perfectly fine. The “perfect” apples do get out on the supermarket shelves for us to eat. Sometimes if we are different we can get treated differently.

Embracing Our Differences means that it doesn't matter if we are different we should all be treated equally." - Jacobo Rios

Inside & Out

"People who look happy on the outside, but inside the thought bubble may be different faces with different emotions. Get to know other people on a deeper level to be able to help them if they may feel negative emotions." - Joanna Cruz 6th Grade

Drawing People

Ruth Pierre - 7th Grade
Ruth Pierre - 7th Grade
Ella Gargiulo 8th Grade
Ella Gargiulo - 8th Grade
Faye Lewis- 7th Grade
Sarah Van 8th Grade
Sarah Van - 8th Grade
Tali Spencer 8th Grade
Tali Spencer - 8th Grade
Christian Gonzalez - 8th Grade
Christian Gonzalez - 8th Grade
Jon Huynh - 8th Grade
Jon Huynh - 8th Grade
Ava Andrews - 8th Grade
Ava Andrews - 8th Grade
Zitlaly Salinas - 8th Grade
Zitlaly Salinas - 8th Grade
Valeriya Seryogina - 7th Grade
Valeriya Seryogina - 7th Grade
Valeriya Seryogina - 7th Grade
Valeriya Seryogina - 7th Grade
Valeriya Seryogina - 7th Grade
Valeriya Seryogina - 7th Grade

Landscape & Sculpture


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