Welcome to the BMMS VIsual Art Homepage!

  • The goal of the K-12 art staff is to provide all students with the opportunities for sequential experiences, which will advance their perceptions, responses, understanding, creativity, evaluative abilities and skills under the guidance of certified art teachers.

  • Art Elective and Advanced Studio Art signups are underway for the 2019-2020 school year!

    Art Electives

    For the fall semester, students who elect to participate in the program will be able to choose between two courses: Tech for the Visual Arts and Game Design - Part 1. Each art elective course will meet every other day in lieu of a supplement module, and will last for a full 20-week semester. These classes are considered academic courses, and those students who participate will receive a numeric grade at the end of the semester.  

    Please keep in mind that if your child participates in another class that meets during the supplement module (AIS, Band, Orchestra, and Chorus), he/she may be precluded from being able to take an art elective class at this time.  If your child’s schedule does not allow for an art elective class at this time, he/she will not be registered for it.

    • Digital Photography is intended to introduce students to the fine art of photography.  Students will learn their way around a camera and become familiar with the effects of shutter speed and aperture on image composition. They will create both fixed and digital photographic images focusing on composition and light and shadow.  Students will learn to upload their digital images onto the computer, make basic corrections (regarding color, cropping, and focus), create physical prints, and upload images into a digital photo album. This course is designed for the student who has an interest in learning the basics of photography as an art form.  This course will be appropriate for students who have taken digital photography semester one or for students who would like to start.

    • Game Design - Part 1:  Students who choose to take Game Design - Part 1 will have the opportunity to design, program, and create fully functional video games. The course will introduce basic programming and design skills that are essential to developing successful interactive digital games. Students will game an understanding of basic logic and programming through problem solving in real world situations.  Finally, students will engineer a physical user interface for their game using Makey Makey circuit boards, such as a game controller or arcade kiosk.

    * Students who enroll in an art elective course have a two-week drop period at the beginning of the course.  After two weeks, the students must remain in the course until the end of the semester.

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    Advanced Studio Art

    The 8th Grade Advanced Art Studio course is an accelerated class where students can develop their design skills by exploring different art mediums at a high-school level.  We will study various artists throughout history, learn to interpret and critique works of art, and work with many different types of art media. Students who participate in the course will learn more advanced art techniques, and will begin to develop their high school art portfolio.   Advanced Art Studio students will also have the opportunity to share their work with the community at the annual exhibition.

    Because this is a high school level art course, you’ll be granted ½ high school art credit upon successful completion of the class.  Since this is only half of your high school studio art requirement, you will need to take the second ½-year Studio Art course during the first two years of your high school career to complete your one credit studio art requirement.

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Ellie Kushnir Grade 8