Art 1: A foundational class for for artists of all backgrounds that aims to develop a basic understanding of art making and the art world. Students think critically about major themes in units while exploring materials, art movements, and artists. Each unit culminates with a major project that evaluates student learning, creativity, and can require collaboration. Students practice and develop a variety of skills including: critique, argumentation, proper material use, communication, expression, and creativity. Students will also learn how to write about their work, present their work, and develop art projects that reach the community at large.
Art 2: This class is created to continue developing a student’s foundation in art-making, creativity, and the art world. Students will explore various wet and dry mediums to further develop their individual skills to produce more sophisticated art pieces. Each piece produced will be coupled with an art critique in order to refine the body of work. Students practice and develop a variety of skills including: critique, argumentation, proper material use, communication, expression, and creativity. The main goal of this course is to build confidence in students by presenting work at school, at the district headquarters and at the Alameda County Fair.
For families interested in donating to our art community, please check out the link below (click on Edendale Middle School Art Wish List)! It has a range of items from $ to $$$ that could be purchased and donated to the Edendale Art Program. Every donation helps support our students in their continued arts education. If you do choose to graciously donate, please email Ms. Banaszczyk at [email protected] as she would like to thank you for your contribution.
Edendale Middle School Art Wish list