Webber Middle School

Phone:970.488.7800 Fax:970.488.7811 Attendance: 970.490.3089

Visual Arts

Art Activity and Appreciation:  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: 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: 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. ***     

Digital Photography 1: 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. ***

Digital Photography 2: A continuation of skill development and concepts learned in Digital Photography 1, including the capture, editing and application of digital images as artistic expression.  Students will have the opportunity to study other photographers and artistic techniques as they develop a more personal style in assignment completion.  Prerequisite: Passing grade in Digital Photography 1.  There is a fee for this class. ***  

Jewelry: Students will observe and interpret metals and non-metals through experimentation.  Planning of designs, utilizing the skills of sawing, forging, cold connections, soldering, casting, surface enrichment, and other beginning jewelry techniques may be explored.  The history and aesthetics of jewelry will be studied.  Wire, metal (nickel, silver, brass, copper and sterling silver), wood, fibers and stones may be used.  Design and craftsmanship are emphasized.  There is a fee for this class.  ***

Pottery & Sculpture:  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. ***

Advanced Pottery: A continuation of Pottery and will include some sculpture.  Students will design and construct advanced pottery and sculpture pieces and will explore various techniques associated with them.  The students may also explore using multi-media approaches to pottery.  Prerequisite: passing grade in Pottery & Sculpture.  There is a fee for this class.***