Kingswood’s art programming has grown in recent years and strives to offer an integral creative outlet to its students. Fostering art has contributed to our school culture and continues to build connections with our families and community.
This year our students’ work flourished and was displayed not only within our school walls, but at the District Office, as well as Dysart’s Art Festival, with all grades; K-8 being represented. Eighth and sixth grade students also represented Kingswood at the festival’s outdoor chalk art display. In addition, we had fifth and sixth grade students enter the Surprise Library Bookmark Contest and the Doodle for Google contest.
This past Thanksgiving our fourth graders worked together to create placemats and centerpieces for our 35 senior neighbors at Kingwood Place. More recently our fifth grade multi-media class made floral centerpieces for our volunteer luncheon. Also, our seventh graders contributed to the Surprise, HQ Art Gallery’s Kindness Community Rock Garden.
Kingswood offers a variety of elective classes to 5-8 graders every year. Among them, our graduating students have the opportunity to enroll in a mural class. This year our class of 2022 chose to create a mural entitled “Knowledge is Beautiful”. They collaborated and came up with the imagery and title all on their own.
This course will introduce students to basic drawing, perspective and sketching techniques using various media to depict a variety of subjects. Students will create drawings that demonstrate their understanding of the elements of art and principles of design.
This course is a survey of various painted media on the traditional surfaces of canvas and paper. The class will offer an overview of the fundamental traditional painting methods. Students will be challenged to create paintings that demonstrate their understanding of the elements of art and principles of design.
Students will create multi-media compositions with a variety of materials, paint, images, found objects, and ink painting. Techniques will include collage, monotype printing, drawing, painting, mixing, assemblage, cutting, and pasting, etc. Students will be challenged to create products that demonstrate their understanding of the elements of art and principles of design.
This art course deals with art in its 3-Dimensional form. A variety of mediums will be explored, which may include textiles, ceramics, paper mache’, wire sculpture…and more! Students will participate in a wide range of experiences using additive or subtractive sculptural techniques designed to build artistic and creative confidence. An appreciation for art from various cultures will be developed.
Students will work together to create various pieces of artwork. This course will focus on the skills needed to work collaboratively to complete murals, posters, sidewalk art, set backdrops, or their own class art show.
Class will focus on sewing, weaving, and braiding projects. We will work with yarn, cotton, fabric, burlap and other fibrous materials.
World Cultures & Art
Students will explore the artwork and techniques of various countries throughout the world. They will then use this knowledge to try and create their own pieces of art that utilized the techniques of cultures they have studied.
8th Grade Mural
Students will work together to create a mural for our Kingswood campus. This course will focus on the skills needed to work collaboratively to complete murals, posters, sidewalk art, & set backdrops.