8th Grade Art

  • Course Description:

    In 8th Grade Art, students expand their knowledge of art techniques while focusing on developing strong artistic skills. Students learn a variety of drawing techniques to develop skills in observational drawing. The skills learned in the 8th Grade Art course are especially important for any students who wish to take any of the high school art courses. Each project is designed to involve content learned during 6th and 7th Grade Art (Elements and Principles of Art), and to help students become more independent artists. Self-reflection is key in this course so that students can refine and improve their artwork. 


    All content covered during the course focuses on the State of Ohio Visual Art Standards for grade 8. Incorporating these standards allows students to develop in-depth knowledge of perceiving, creating, and responding to artwork. Students apply knowledge of artistic styles, materials, and techniques to create artwork that communicates personal and/or social meaning, and showcases their increased technical skills and craftsmanship. For more information on the Ohio Visual Art Standards, follow the link below:



    We complete 8 art projects during the 12-week rotation, which allows students to experiment in various media such as paint, watercolor, clay, colored pencil, metal tooling, and portraiture, graphic design. 

    Supplies Needed:

    8th Grade students should have a pencil with an eraser every day in class. Students create art folders on the first day of class that they also need to have each day.


    Students may bring in boxes of tissues or Clorox wipes for 5 extra credit points (limit 2 items per student). 

Last Modified on August 3, 2017