7th Grade Mr. Perham

The Arts celebrate multiple perspectives.  One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.

By Elliot Eisner

By the time students at Fowler reach seventh Grade Art they will come with a repertoire of artistic experiences and a foundation of skills and techniques fostered by the Elements and Principles of Design.  As I tell my eighth graders at the beginning of the year “I set the bar high” with my expectations for their quality and craftsmanship in their assignments.  Since this is their final stop in middle school art before the big leap to high school, it is important they start to develop some advanced concepts in art making and use prior skills and techniques to further develop their art work.  Exploring an in-depth study in value, they will begin to transform their art work from the familiar two dimensional shapes towards three dimensional and realistic creations.  Further connections with art movements and important historical artists will be reinforced within each assignment.  By the end of the year they will have developed a portfolio of work and skills they will be impressed by and proud of.

Examples of Grade 7 Projects