ART I: This 6th grade elective expands on art fundamentals taught through elementary with an introduction to the world of visual art. The class will look at the history of art through master artists of the past. The students will learn elements of art and will explore different styles, techniques and medium. Students will also learn to critique their own and other work. Create masterpieces and explore the world of art and artists in this elective.
ART II: This course expands on art fundamentals taught through the 6th grade art course with an introduction to the world of visual art. The class will look at the history of art through master artists of the past. The students will learn elements of art and will explore different styles, techniques and medium. Students will also learn to critique their own and other work.
CULINARY ARTS AND NUTRITION: This course will introduce students to various forms of cooking, food cultures, and culinary techniques. Students will learn about various ingredients, equipment, principles and techniques of cooking, and how to prepare delicious and creative meals. Class instruction will include cooking demonstrations, and hands-on practice by students. Students will enjoy classroom instruction as well as time in the kitchen lab.
DIGITAL DESIGN MEDIA I and II: In this elective, students will be a part of the creative team that will design MCS videos from start to finish as well as collaborate on video topics and features that are part of social media for MCS. Students create media stories, posts, and videos for all of MCS as well as creating various highlight, recap, and announcement videos for the middle school specifically. Through the creation of these artistic pieces, students will learn and practice the basics of video creation and editing, voice over work, and iMovie skills. Digital Design Media will expand these skills and incorporate the elements of storyboarding and script writing.
PHOTOGRAPHY: In this elective, students will learn, develop, and practice basic digital photography skills. Topics will include exposure and lighting, composition and technique and photo editing. Students will explore their own photography style and gain experience with taking great photos. Students will contribute photography works to the yearbook, school events, and MCS communications team to be utilized in school promotions.
SEWING DESIGN: This elective will introduce students to sewing by learning basic techniques from handstitching to using a sewing machine, pattern layout, cutting, essential construction skills and finishing techniques. Students will have the opportunity to choose their own sewing projects and, by the end of the semester, complete a sewing project from start to finish independently.
THEATRE PRODUCTION AND DESIGN: This hands on course brings the school theater productions to a whole new level as it provides the opportunity for student involvement in every area of theater. In this course, students will walk through the process of reading and interpreting the scripts for school the productions. Following this process, students will then design and create the costumes, sets, props, make-up, lighting and sound for the middle school theater productions. Students will not only design, build, and create, but will learn how to install these technical elements of the show.
WOODWORKING: In this electives, students will explore building and creating wood projects as they develop skills and knowledge of shop organization, power tools, safety, and project construction. Through this hands-on class experience students learn basic woodworking skills while constructing simple woodworking projects. Other components of this class include guest speakers and visits to local woodworking labs.