Visual Arts

Anna Zantout
Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Masters of Science degree in art/art education from Northern Illinois University

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Sixth Grade
The Sixth Grade art classes will be studying Picasso, M.C. Escher, Solomon the Magnificent, Monet, and Chuck Close. Some of the lessons included in the sixth grade art curriculum are glove puppets, monograms, clay vessels, and self-portraits. We will be using an array of media such as fabric, clay, paint and colored pencils and markers. Students will explore the use of a variety of techniques, which will include value gradation, scale and placement of an object on the picture plane to create the illusion of depth on a two dimensional surface and developing a realistic self-portrait through the use of facial proportions.

Seventh Grade
The Seventh Grade art classes will be studying the art of the North and Central Americans. Looking at how people are influenced by others and how this is reflected in their art and culture. Some of the lessons included in the seventh grade art curriculum are radial drawings, cut paper designs patterned after the Mola Art of the Cuna Culture, O”Keefe style mixed media flower paintings, wooden sculptures based on the art of the Zapotec people of the Oaxacan State, and sculptures that describe teen pop culture. We will be using an array of media such as wood, clay, paint, cut paper and colored pencils. Students will explore the use of a variety of techniques, which will include value gradation, scale and placement of an object on the picture plane to create the illusion of depth on a two dimensional surface, color scheme exploration and developing a realistic flower drawing by mapping out the basic shapes.

Eighth Grade
The Eighth Grade art classes will be studying the art of Calder, Mad Hatter, Audubon, the Peale family, Richard McKinley and other artists. The visual arts will be used as a means to explore and discover who we are as individuals. Some of the lessons included in the eighth grade art curriculum are sketchbook sketches, mad hatter hats, monoprints, pastel landscapes, watercolor still lifes and stabile wire sculptures. We will be using an array of media such as wire, pastels, watercolors, pencils and other materials. Students will explore the use of a variety of techniques, which will include soft edges of value, hard edges of value, drawing from life using basic shapes, scale and placement of an object on the picture plane to create the illusion of depth, and.using a form to sculpt an object.


Mad Hatter Hats

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