Visual Arts

Art Activity and Appreciation (6th Grade):

Art appreciation and history are correlated with studio art which emphasizes the elements of art (line, shape, color, value, texture, form, and space) and the principles of design (balance, movement, rhythm, contrast, emphasis, pattern, unity).

Art 1 (7th & 8th Grade):

Develops the elements of art and principles of design. A wide variety of art activities are designed to increase the student's knowledge of art media, techniques, terminology, and appreciation of aesthetics and art styles. Critical thinking skills are emphasized as students do drawings, paintings, sculpture, and printmaking. There is a fee for this class.  ***

Art 2 (8th Grade):

Allows students to further develop their creative ideas and interests with more involved projects. A greater emphasis is placed on art aesthetics and critical evaluation.  Art elements and principles of design continue to be reinforced as students are introduced to new art concepts, art history, media, and techniques. Prerequisite: passing grade in Art 1. There is a fee for this class. ***     

Photography 1 (7th & 8th Grade):

Instruction in the art of creating and manipulating digital images. Students will explore aspects of composition in capturing quality photographs based on elements of art and principles of design. A variety of software applications will be used to produce desired artistic effects. Graphic applications as well as career paths will also be studied. There is a fee for this class. ***

Pottery & Sculpture (7th & 8th Grade):

Students will be introduced to three-dimensional methods of creating art. Students will pursue individual interests in working with clay, glazes, and other sculptural media. The elements and principles of three-dimensional design will be studied as they apply to functional and non-functional works of art. There is a fee for this class. ***

Crafts 1 (8th Grade):

This course offers students opportunities to design and create hand-crafted works of art using a variety of materials and techniques including clay, leather, plastics, beading, fibers, jewelry, metalsmithing and printmaking. The history and culture of these crafts is studied as well. There is a fee for this class ***

WEB TV/21st Century Media:

Students will learn the basics of video production. Our task will be to learn the art and science about how to make engaging, attention-grabbing videos. Through video announcements, we will work with all the tools of the trade including cameras, microphones, lighting, and green screens. Student filmmakers will write, direct, and star in their own productions. We will make professional-quality videos designed to showcase the best of Webber to our students, parents, and the Fort Collins community.


PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.