ART

Welcome to Art Class!

UBCS offers a wide variety of art classes for students in Grades K-12 – from color basics in Kindergarten to advanced techniques in high school. Our high school students can also be involved in helping create our school yearbook! Students display their art all throughout the year at different programs or contests; Yearbook students present their work in front of the student body at the end of the year – usually followed by a “signing party!”

Elementary Art (K-4)

Goals for Elementary Art include first, learning about two artists a year and making projects that are inspired by their work. Secondly, projects throughout the year should cover a variety of mediums and styles so students experience different types of art. And last, each project will focus an on an artistic principle or two for students to master on that project, like line, form, value, color, texture, pattern, shape, and space. Student projects are graded on neatness, creativity and following directions.

5th-6th Grade Art

Goals for 5th and 6th Grade Art include first, learning about two artists a year and making projects that are inspired by their work. Secondly, projects throughout the year should cover a variety of mediums and styles so students experience different types of art. And last, each project will focus an on an artistic principle or two for students to master on that project, like line, form, value, color, texture, pattern, shape, and space. Student projects are graded on neatness, creativity and following directions.

7th grade

Typography and Calligraphy

Students learn about type and design, and what makes a good composition. Lettering with a Calligraphy pen also helps with coordination and hand control. Near the end students work with watercolors for a background to the final project. Students learn how to emphasize the most important thing or word in their artwork to convey the positive message they want to get across.

8th grade

Beginning Drawing

The foundations of perspective, value and form are laid in this class. Students work with pencils and colored pencils to lay a strong foundation for more advanced drawing classes.

Art 1

Beginning Painting

The foundations of watercolor and acrylic are laid in this class. Students learn the techniques of watercolor, In addition to that, students try watercolor pencils, and learn the rules of design, composition and color with acrylic paints.

Art 2 and 3 are Advanced Drawing and Painting Classes

Art 2

Students build upon what they learned in Beginning Drawing and will work on advancing their skills in drawing by using pencil, charcoal and ink. They will draw more difficult things like people and furry animals.

Art 3

Students build upon what they learned in Beginning Painting and will work on advancing their skills further in painting. They will ease into the class by first painting with ink which resembles the techniques they learned with watercolor. Next they ease into oil painting by painting an oil wash in a monotone color scheme. By the end, they will be painting a full color 16x20 oil painting.

Yearbook

In addition to Advanced Art classes, our High School students can also take Yearbook classes and become an editor and photographer for the school yearbook that is given to each family. Yearbook Editors design the book with the help of thier Yearbook Advisor(s). Yearbook students take an annual trip to learn about more features the editing programs offer as well enter contests for local or nationwide competitions. At the end of the school year, our Yeardbook students get to present their work in front of the student body before having the fun “signing party!”