7th Grade Art with Mrs. Dafoe will build upon the skills learned in 6th grade art and will be a semester filled with artistic experiences that will broaden and strengthen students art skills as well as develop 21st century skills. The students will experiment with a variety of media and create an array of 2D and 3D projects. Not only will they create, but they will write about their art, self-assess their work, reflect, critique, collaborate, critically think, and create a personal art portfolio filled with their 7th grade art experiences. They will focus on the elements of art and the principles of design and all that it entails.The elements and principles are used every single day of our lives when we make artistic choices and the students will learn how and why. They will investigate why art is important and what skills it brings to those whom experience it.ART IS NOT JUST ABOUT DRAWING AND COLORS...it teaches life skills that will help them to be successful in every aspect of their lives from family to employment and beyond.