Welcome to the Art Department at Pershing

  • 6th-8th Grade Beginning Art Class

    Students will learn fundamental skills needed to create art in a variety of media including drawing, painting, ceramic, collage, and printmaking. Students will learn art vocabulary and be introduced to the elements of design (line, shape, form, value, texture, color, space) and principals of design (balance, unity variety, emphasis, rhythm & movement, proportion, pattern). Students will be exposed to art from different cultures and begin studying art history.

    6th Grade Magnet Art Class

    Open to students by audition only. Students who have had prior art experience will continue to develop their draftsmanship and their skills to express themselves in a variety of art media including drawing, painting, ceramic, collage, and printmaking. Students will begin exploring the elements and principles of design and use vocabulary correctly while responding to and analyzing visual artworks. Students will be exposed to art from different cultures and develop and appreciation for artists throughout history.

    7th-8th Grade Advanced Art Class

    Open to students by audition only. This class requires 1 year of beginning art. Advanced students will build on skills already learned and continue to develop their draftsmanship to produce art that demonstrates refined observational skills, reflection, and sustained attention to complex problems using a variety of art media. Students will understand and apply art elements and principles effectively to express their thoughts and ideas creatively. Students will use appropriate vocabulary while responding to analyzing visual artworks. Auditions for this class take place in April.
     

    8th Grade Art 1A/1B

    Students may take 8th Grade Art 1A/1B after successful completion of two years of art at Pershing. Students will continue to develop and create art that demonstrates strong observational skills, reflection, problem solving using a variety of art media, expanding their understanding of the elements and principles of art, application of techniques and art processes, in depth understanding of art history, and analyzing and evaluating visual artworks. Artworks created in this class will produce a strong portfolio for future high school auditions.