Art Appreciation

Art Appreciation is offered to all 6th graders in Boltz and is a foundations class. The focus of this class will be observing older forms of art and taking it to the modern world.

While students are learning about older processes and other cultures, they will see it's more modern adaptation and experiment with new ways of playing with an older concept.

Projects that we have done in the past include:

  • Arabesque Design
  • Stenciling
  • Illustrated Rituals
  • Roman Portraiture/Caricature
  • Gargoyles
  • Architecture

Art 2
The Art 2 course is designed for our 7th graders to hone in on techniques and build their skills through specific art themes. Students will be in charge of the level of difficulty they would like to go, though every lesson should involve similar techniques and approaches.

Projects that we have done in the past include:

  • Pop Art Portraits
  • Card Design
  • Screen Printing
  • Illustrated Art Quotes
  • Series of Vessels
  • Reliquary
  • Stop Motion Animation

Art 3

Art 3 is an 8th grade course where we build off techniques that have been established in Art 2. Students are encouraged to take ownership and build depth within their creativity and techniques.

Projects that we have done in the past include:

  • Charcoal Drawings and Drawing Bootcamp
  • Lino-cut blocks and Revolution
  • Notan
  • Mural
  • Pixelated Paintings
  • Illustrated Idioms


Video Crew

Video is currently an ELO, and is also currently in charge of the school’s video announcements. In the ELO students learn the foundations of video production, editing, and advertisement!

Pottery and Sculpture

Pottery and sculpture is encouraged for all students that are inclined towards 3-D art. Our projects explore function, merchandising, and Art’s connection to nature as well as society. Materials range from clay to plaster to fabric.


Photography is offered to 7th and 8th grade students and is considered an advanced art class. Students will use technology such as digital cameras, photoshop as well as traditional

technology used in the darkroom. This class is very demanding and requires a strong artistic eye, and should be taken by art students that are serious about the art making process.

Makers Guild

Available for all those interested from 6th to 8th grade— after school on Tuesdays from 2:30-4:00. The Maker’s Guild specifically deals with personal art goals and the accomplishment of these goals and may include art contests and exhibitions, and using technology in our art!