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Northstar Academy

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Christian school for grades 4-12

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Middle School Art 1

Fine Arts Cover
  • Name:

    Middle School Art 1 (MSA1)

  • Department:

    Fine Arts

  • Semesters:

    1 (semester course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:


Middle School Art 1


Lessons include an emphasis on the elements and principles of art while exploring drawing, painting and multimedia techniques. Students will demonstrate their understanding of the elements and principles of art through a variety of projects done in one to three weeks. These projects will introduce a variety of materials and expressive approaches to art in two and three dimensional formats. Students will need access to a printer and scanner, scanner app or digital camera in order to submit work for teacher review.

Special Notes:

Students need access to a digital camera. Projects are either scanned or photographed for submission.


The Arts were created to provide us with ways to worship. Most of us associate music with worship, but the visual arts are just as valuable! God created beauty, and through art, we can reflect that beauty back to him. Just like musicians need training, artists need some training, too. This class is aimed at the middle school student that would like to learn more about art, become more visually literate, and improve their drawing and composition skills. We will explore a variety of media including the basics: pencil, colored pencils, and paint, as well as more diverse media: markers, oil pastels, and papier mache sculpture. We will explore animal drawing and linear perspective drawing in this class. Yes, there is something for everyone’s interests. So, I am looking forward to having you in class and we can work together to make art a valuable part of your self-expression.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.