Welcome to 8th Grade Art!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Specialized art blocks (periods of study) provide opportunities for students to explore a wide range of traditional artistic forms. Students learn Modeling and Sculpture with beeswax figures in the early grades followed by stone sculpture and ceramics in the High School. Students begin Painting with wet-on-wet watercolor in the 1st grade; this practice is usually taught by class teachers until High School, at which point students take lessons in veil painting, portraiture and landscape painting with oils. Drawing is a core skill for students illustrating their main lesson books. In High School the students continue this discipline with studies in black and white drawing, block printing and drawing the human form. Woodworking often begins in 6th grade and continues into the High School. Metalworking is taught in grades 9-12 including form building in beaten copper and enameling.


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Welcome to the Chicago Waldorf School classrooms!
This welcome page introduces you to the typical curriculum for a Waldorf class in this grade. Each teacher customizes their class curriculum and will use this area of the website as a communications and resource bulletin to share the details about the main class and special subjects. This message board is a resource for the teacher to post information and impressions about the progress of the class and the students' activities. Ranging from a broad analysis of the learning goals of the year, to reflections on classroom developments, to the specifics of a deadline for a homework assignment, you will find information about the activities of this class in these periodically updated posts.