"Why do we make marks?"
“If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow.”
~ Rachel Louise Carson
Our 7th graders explore the presence of the visual arts in their lives. We begin by examining art's communicative use, developing a visual "pitch" for an imagined product. We then turn to art's expressive powers, designing and creating a self-portrait.