Degrees and Certifications:
The Derby Middle School Art courses will focus on the fundamental areas of art, as well as the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design. All students enrolled in the Art program will learn a variety of techniques used in Art and will use the ideas and styles of famous artists to create imaginative, creative works of their own.
All Sixth Grade students will partake in the Art Rotation program. During this rotation, students will have Art for ten weeks. Students in the Sixth Grade Art Rotation may enjoy projects such as: Portfolio Creation, Acrylic Painting, Metals, Rubber Carving and Water Based Printmaking, Sculpture and more!
Students in Seventh and Eighth Grade can chose from three Art classes for a twenty week semester. Students can chose between Art Explorations, Art Adventures and Art by Design.
Students in Art Explorations may enjoy projects such as: Typography, Gridded Zentangles, Watercolor Painting, Metals, Dry Point Etching, Oil Based Printmaking, Triptych Rubber Carving, Water Based Printmaking, Adobe Photoshop Warhol Portraits, Muli Media and more!
Students in Art Adventures may enjoy projects such as: Cardboard Transfer, Silhouette Multi Media, Color Theory and Monochromatic Acrylic Painting, Printmaking, Silk Screen, Sculpture, Metals, Adobe Illustrator Typographic Portraits, and more!
Students in Art by Design will partake in their Art class in a computer lab setting. This is a Graphic Design class. All students will learn and will gain a solid understanding of the Adobe Creative Suites Illustrator and Photoshop programs. Students in Art by Design may enjoy projects such as: Typography, Overlay, Logo Design, Magazine Design, Photo Editting, and more!
Students can also enjoy participating in the Derby Student Government Leadership Team under the direction of Mrs. McGrath. Students can also enjoy participating in the Derby Ski and Snowboard Club with Mrs. McGrath being on of the club sponsors.