05187 Visual Arts (Grade 7)

Fine ArtsMiddle School (6–8)

This course is designed to stimulate the creativity and personal development of students by working 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 are explained and demonstrated. Art creation, art history, critical analysis, collaboration, 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 permanent markers (1 broad and 1 fine-point)
  • Colored pencils
  • Ruler
  • Watercolor paints
  • Liquid acrylic or tempera paint (red, blue, yellow)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Washable markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Access to a smartphone camera or webcam
  • Ability to create videos and presentations
  • Plastic disposable container for water
  • Napkins or paper towels
  • Cardboard
  • Foam meat tray or foam plate
  • Newspaper
  • Aluminum foil


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

  • Colored pens
  • Pastels
  • Charcoal
  • Watercolor paper
  • Canvas
  • Other art supplies preferred by the student


Important Considerations for the Content of This Course’s Instructional Materials

Terms Offered

  • Full Year


  • 1 Credit