Arts in Grade 8 | 4ème

Arts Class in Grade 8 Meets:
  • One Time / Week of Visual Arts (Instruction in English)
  • One Time / Week of Drama (Instruction in French and English)
Content (Visual Arts):
  • Drawing, painting, sculpture
  • Use of software and cameras to edit and create (Visual Arts)
  • Study of images (Visual Arts)
  • Concepts of reception, diffusion, and transmission of images
Content (Drama):
  • Study of classical plays and French dramatic repertoire
  • Analysis of character
Objectives:
  • Learn to analyze internal structure of play (Drama)
  • Developing knowledge of the French drama repertory
  • Relationship between art and reality
  • Develop open-mined attitudes towards art and cultural differences
  • Think critically and explain choices
  • Become a proficient observer and inquirer
Assessment:
  • Class participation
  • Script preparation
  • Improvisation
  • Group leadership
  • Art skills development
  • Constructive analysis
  • Art vocabulary
Resources:
  • Dedicated Visual Arts classroom
  • Weekly access to Jewish Community Center auditorium
  • Works by classical authors, such as Shakespeare, Molière, Rostand, etc.
  • Works by contemporary authors, such as Olivier Py, Catherine Anne, Eugene Durif, Jean-Claude Grumberg
  • Field trips to Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Opera, Salsa in Seattle (Spanish-language dance workshop)
Teachers
 
Mr. Clay Blankenship
Arts Teacher & SEL Coordinator
Ms. Hannah Duff
English Humanities & Drama