Jane Addams Middle School

Jane Addams
Middle School


Visual Arts (6th, 7th & 8th graders) In this course we will experiment with a variety of materials to create a strong understanding of the basic elements of Art. Some projects will include drawing, painting, clay and collage. Students will work on both two and three-dimensional projects. Along with the projects we will also explore different artists and the style they worked in.

Ceramics (7th & 8th graders) In this course students will learn the basic hand-building techniques (coil building, slab building and pinch pot construction). Students will spend the second half of the course designing and carrying out guided independent projects that utilize these hand-building techniques while focusing on the artistic elements of form and shape. In addition, students will have the opportunity to learn the basics of wheel throwing on the potter’s wheel.

See our elective description pages for more information:

6th Grade Elective Descriptions

7th and 8th Grade Elective Descriptions