Course Description~8th Grade Modern Art & DesignThis eighteen week course is an extension of elementary art concepts, skills and prior experiences. The studio units focused upon include advanced intermediate skills and concepts in drawing, painting, commercial art, architecture, crafts, and animation. In Art History, students will study the artistic styles that were developed beginning in 1915 until the end of the twentieth century. A variety of art movements and artists will be explored. Students will further develop knowledge and skills related to the disciplines of Art Criticism, Aesthetics and Philosophy, through various activities including critiques, class discussions, reflections, and writing.