Ms. Klein's Art Page - Here you will find information about Art Grade 7, 8 & Studio In Art

  • Welcome to my site! 

    *Please use the menu on the left to navigate the site and find the information that is of most interest to you.  Take time to browse.  The middle school is home to hundreds of creative and talented student artists.  I invite you to view their work and experience their unique and individual artistic voices.  You may also use the menu to find out more about the program, learn more about me and find news about upcoming events. 


    Art for students in grade eight consists of twenty weeks of instruction.  Eighth grade students receive art instruction every-other day for twenty weeks.  All learning experiences are aligned with the New York State Standards for the Visual Arts.  The standards allow for students to become knowledgeable and aware of all of the roles of the visual artist.  Students create and participate in art studio activities; learning to use materials effectively to convey an idea or point of view.  Students also look at, respond to and analyze works of art; both their own works and professional exemplars. 

    The overriding theme that students need to understand is that art is about ideas and as such, art reflects a wide range of human experience and vision.  Art is a language that has been used by every culture around the world since the dawn of time and it is a window through which we may better understand ourselves and the world around us.


    New York State Learning Standards for the Visual Arts 

    Standard One:  Creating, Performing & Participating in the Arts

    Standard Two:  Knowing & Using Art Materials and Resources

    Standard Three:  Responding to and Analyzing Works of Art

    Standard Four:  Understanding the Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of the Arts


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