WELCOME TO THE SCOTCH PLAINS - FANWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL 5 - 8 GENERAL MUSIC AND ART WEB PAGE!
This page will highlight the middle school art and general music program.
General music is a class that is open to all students in grade 5 and 6. The concepts that are taught in this class will give the students a deeper appreciation for the world of music. The teachers for this course are Ms. Jennifer Jenkins at Park and Mr. Kale Thompson at Terrill.
The content of this course will consist of music notation, expression of music using aural techniques to recognize dynamic levels, tempos, moods and styles, form, analysis, and music history, multicultural awareness, and curriculum integration. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of music, which will include classical, opera, Broadway, and contemporary. This course will relate to the state standards by asking students to demonstrate originality and artistic expression in the creation and performance of music, to critique and evaluate their own and others' music, and to evaluate the techniques of media in the creation of music.
The art program is designed to develop in the student a sense of community, that is, sharing materials, working together, and respecting others and their work. It will not be restricted to the classroom but will be taught in its application to the legacy of man, to the contemporary environment, and to future career opportunities. Art is a required course of study for all 6th and 8th grade students.
PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADE 6 & 8 - Mrs. Barbara Prestridge
TERRILL MIDDLE SCHOOL ART GRADE 6 & 8 - Mr. Chris Christopher
The 6th grade program is designed as an introductory course to color, theory, composition, and two and three dimensional design while exploring different media. Students will work in the areas of painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and clay. Grade 6 meets every 3 days on a 6 day cycle for 18 weeks. The 8th grade program is designed to allow students the opportunity to explore some of the following areas in greater depth: drawing and painting, potter, sculpture, printmaking, crafts, and multimedia. Grade 8 meets every 3 days on a 6 day cycle for 18 weeks.