Welcome to the Hornet art Gallery

Being a student in the art department is more than just a class. It's an experience. Students work on a many projects using a variety of mediums and techniques no matter the class they are enrolled. Not only do they create a variety of different works of art but the have the opportunity to participate in such events as Clay Week, Art Show and Book Fair Decor and Theme development. In order to continue to provide high level quality material for students to work with the Art Department requests that each student make a donation for materials. Additionally, from time to time parent help is needed to assist with various projects and events. Please visit the links below to donate and/or volunteer.  Please browse the Hornet Art Gallery for a taste of what Oak Valley artists create!

Colleen 
Turner

Art & Design Teacher

colleen.turner@hvs.org

**Suggested donation for materials for each art student is $20.  If you are able to give above that amount, we will gratefully be able to supply more materials for our works and to assist other families.  In addition, Oak Valley is lucky to have Advanced Design (a high school credit course) for 8th graders. Since students create more advanced works, the department requires a $25 course fee.**

hornet art gallery annual Art Show
6th Grade Art

This beginning art course is designed to give students an understanding of the principles of design, such as balance, unity, emphasis and focal point. These elements are integrated into drawing, painting, sculpture, and fiber art. Students apply the elements of art and principles of design in production of both two and three dimensional works of art.

7th Grade Art

This course builds upon the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design that students have studied in 6th Grade Art. A variety of materials and techniques are used as students create more advanced works of art. Creativity and problem solving is emphasized. Students create two and three dimensional works of art and critique their own artwork and the artwork of others.

8th Grade Art

Creativity is an important part of this course, as well as, emphasizing originality and self-expression. Through a variety of advanced projects students will demonstrate an understanding of the Elements of Art and Principles of Design. Students also learn more about simplicity, unexpectedness, concreteness, and credibility in themselves and works of art.

8th Grade Advanced Design

This course accounts for ½ credit towards the required full credit of fine arts in high school. In this course, you will get to increase your freedom of expression in the visual arts. Explore the potter’s wheel, oil paint, watercolor, slip-casting, jewelry-making and more.

Oak Valley Middle School

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4200 White Oak Trail

Commerce Township, MI 48382

Attendance Line: 248.684.8104

Main Office Line: 248.684.8101

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