Welcome to the Harts Bluff art webpage. Art is part of the "enrichment" team rotation classes for grades 1-6. Students in grades 7-8 can choose art as an elective class.
Art students learn about art elements, art principles, art media and techniques, artists, and art history. Our projects provide opportunities for both creativity and critical thinking. The students in all grades have opportunities to use their iPads or Chromebooks to support our projects.
The 2017-2018 school year was a great success. Our students won contests, competed in UIL, and had a terrific art show at Northeast Community College. This year we continue our journey through time by continuing a focus on art history. From first grade to eighth grade, students are understanding that mankind has always used art to record events, beliefs, and feelings. Each time travel stop is introduced with an intriguing video presentation before we try our hands at creating time period art. This school year we begin in the Medieval period, then investigate the Renaissance, look at the dramatic art of the Baroque period, and finish with the popular French Impressionists.
Our students work hard and have a lot of fun. Come and see what they can do.
A note to parents: junior high students receive a single grade for participation. Students are graded on their work ethic, attitude, and completion of a minimum amount of work. The students are not graded on their ability. I want to encourage each student to explore his or her creativity without feeling competitive or inadequate. Art is an individual expression of self. I hope each student can simply enjoy art.