High School Students (Ages 14+)

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High School Art Lessons

High School students should be given the opportunity to work with a variety of art materials. Often, they will be interested in creating art with a message, or for a cause (political or otherwise). This should be encouraged.

Grade 9, 10 and 11 Emphasis:

  • Art theory as it relates to artists and art movements of the past and present.
  • Analyze how technical and aesthetic elements contribute to the ideas communicated in works of art.
  • State preferences for works of art based on detailed analysis.
  • Describe how a society or culture influences the arts.
  • Create art by selecting and using elements of art and technical skills to achieve a desired effect.
  • Analyze works of art.
  • Explore areas of artistic interest in greater depth as they develop their own critical and problem solving skills.
  • Use a variety of materials to create art.
  • Explore, challenge, express and develop ideas using the skills and techniques they have learned.
  • Establish self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Sharpen intuitive abilities.
  • Expand aesthetic awareness and develop aesthetic judgement.
  • Continue exposure to art history. Analyze a work of art by comparing it to another from a different time or culture.
  • Discuss elements of art and principles of design while identifying aspects that contribute to the effectiveness of art.
  • Use personal and cultural experiences as subject matter.
  • Analyze how technical and aesthetic elements contribute to the ideas communicated in works of art.
  • State preferences for works of art based on detailed analysis.
  • Describe the benefits of gaining skills in the arts.