Visual Arts

With a rigorous and sequential visual art curriculum available to all, students are able to experience an array of media, techniques, and experiences in art. An exciting and inclusive space for all, students are able to pursue visual arts as a serious subject for study or to enjoy an exploration of their creativity. The day classes are also supplemented by after-school programs in visual arts and digital photography. 

EBMS Art Electives

Art – Introduction

This is the first art class to take at EBMS, whether you’re starting art in grade 6, 7, or 8.
This class is one semester long. Students will have it either in the fall or the spring.

This class is broken down into units of study, each unit consists of the following:

A focus on an element of art
(Line, Shape, Color, Value, Form, Texture, Space)

An inspirational artist
(Varies depending on student interests)

A new art technique
(Examples: figure proportions, facial proportions, grid method, coil method, linear perspective, etc.)

A new media
(Examples: pencils, colored pencils, watercolor, acrylic, clay, etc.)

Art – Intermediate

This is the second art class to take at EBMS, after having taken Introduction in grade 6 or 7. This class is for students in grades 7 or 8. This class is one semester long. Students will have it either in the fall or the spring.

This class is broken down into units of study,  each unit consists of the following:

A focus on a principle of design
(Balance, Contrast, Emphasis, Movement, Pattern, Rhythm, Unity)

A focus on a review element of art
(Line, Shape, Color, Value, Form, Texture, Space)

An inspirational artist
(Varies depending on student interests)

A new art technique or more in-depth work with previous technique
(Examples: viewfinders, proportions, etc.)

A new media
(Examples: charcoal, block printing, collage, marker, etc.)

 

Art – Advanced

This is the third and final art class to take at EBMS, after having taken both Introduction in grade 6 and Intermediate in grade 7. This class is available only for 8th grade students. This class is one semester long. Students will have it either in the fall or the spring.

This class is broken down into units of study, each unit consists of the following:

A focus on a review element of art
(Line, Shape, Color, Value, Form, Texture, Space)

A focus on a review principle of design
(Balance, Contrast, Emphasis, Movement, Pattern, Rhythm, Unity)

An inspirational artist
(Varies depending on student interests)

A new art technique or more in-depth work with previous technique
(Examples: sighting, working in a series, using reference, etc.)

A new media
(Examples: monoprinting, canvas, plaster, digital, etc.)

A purpose, meaning, or connotation that’s driving the artist

EBMS After School Art Opportunities

After-School Art Class
Taught by Ms. Philips and Ms. Jessica
Mondays and Thursdays from 3:05 – 5:00 PM
 
After-School Digital Photography Class
Taught by Ms. Perkins and Ms. Jessica
Every Wednesday from 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Using digital cameras and Adobe editing programs as the arts media, students practice the fundamentals of art, such as the elements of art and principles of design. They learn the technical aspects of shooting with a manual camera, such as balancing the light meter and choosing aperture settings to achieve specific visual effects. In the computer lab, students learn all the basics of editing photography, such as contrast, exposure, cropping, etc., as would have been done in a darkroom. 

Who’s Who in Art at EBMS?

Sarah Ben-Israel: 6th grade Pathfinder Science Teacher, Art & Science Elective Teacher
Scott Corwin: 8th grade Algebra Teacher,  Woodshop Elective Teacher
Lisa M Perkins: Art teacher at EBMS,  teaching all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade classes during the day
Alice Philips: Guidance counselor, co-teaching art after school
Jessica Gray: Parent, co-teaching art after school

Art in Action

Oakland Visual Arts Teacher Network: ousdvatn.org

EBMS Art Classes Instagram: @ednabrewerart

After-School Art Class Instagram: @ednabrewerafterschoolart

Ms. Perkins’ personal website and instagram: lisamperkins.com  , @lisamperkinsart