05186 Visual Arts (Grade 6)

Fine ArtsMiddle School (6–8)

This introductory course is intended to involve all students at their own level in an interactive art studio. The students work with a variety of art media, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional. The proper use of art tools and care of materials is explained and demonstrated. Art history, critical analysis, and the development of an art vocabulary are introduced at a basic level.

This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for Visual Arts.



Course Texts and Materials


  • 8.5″ x 11″ or 9″ x 12″ sketchbook (100+ pages) or mixed media sketchbook
  • Pencils (not mechanical) and erasers
  • Pencil sharpener
  • 2 black Sharpie markers (1 broad and 1 fine point)
  • Black ink pen
  • Colored pencils
  • Ruler
  • Watercolor paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • Washable markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Access to a smartphone camera or webcam
  • Ability to create videos and presentations
  • Plastic disposable container for water
  • Napkins


The following materials are optional based on the student’s choice assignments:

  • White gel pen
  • Colored pens
  • Pastels
  • Charcoal
  • Acrylic paints
  • Watercolor paper
  • Canvas
  • Other art supplies preferred by the student

Terms Offered

  • Full Year


  • 1 Credit