Middle School Arts
Established in 2012, our Middle School Art Project provides hands-on art instruction to local middle school students. These classes provide unique exposure to various art skills and media that they would not otherwise experience. Some of our students discover that art is the door to their future goals.
Art classes are for students in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Typically, classes are held on four Saturday afternoons in the fall and four in the spring at the Desert Art Center.
This class focuses on the building blocks necessary to begin drawing. Students learn to sharpen observational skills and explore the expressive quality of lines using a variety of mark making tools. Each session begins with drawing exercises to relax minds for the more focused work of the day.
We start with simple line drawings of everyday objects and progress to more complex compositions incorporating light and shadow. We will use objects, the natural world and our surroundings to further understand drawing. We will share our belief that each artist is unique and valued.
Contact the instructor for more information and to sign up for a class.