• DMS offers multiple Visual Arts options for students; please view the opportunities below.


    Introduction to Visual Arts

    9 Weeks Course

    6th, 7th & 8th Grade Students

    Fee: $10

    The purpose of this nine week course is to introduce students to a basic understanding of visual arts. Students will try different types of art media, like drawing and painting, while also learning about art appreciation, art history, and art criticism. This class is designed to help students engage their creativity as well as developing their art skills.


    Visual Arts

    9 Weeks Course

    6th, 7th and 8th Grade Students

    Prerequisite: Introduction to Visual Arts

    Fee: $10

    Visual Arts is a nine-week course which builds on students’ prior knowledge gained in Introduction to Visual Arts. The goal of this course is to develop students’ technical art skills and further their knowledge of art criticism and art history. Students will use multiple types of two-dimensional art media, like drawing and painting, as they explore their personal creative style.


    Advanced Art

    Semester Course

    7th and 8th Grade Students

    Prerequisite: Introduction to Visual Arts, Visual Arts

    Fee: $10

    This course is designed for the highly motivated art student and students preparing for high school visual arts. It is offered to students who have previously taken perquisite art courses and who had submitted the portfolio application. Students will focus on improving their technical art skills, realism, and creative expression by using a variety of media and art techniques.


    Sculpting Art

    9 Weeks Course

    7th and 8th Grade Students

    Fee: $20

    This course is a three- dimensional art course that will explore media such as clay, plaster, wire, metal, and wood. Clay projects will involve the study of modeling with pinching, coiling, and slab construction techniques. Students will study historical and contemporary examples of sculptures from various cultures.


    Art – Fashion Design Introduction

    9 Weeks Course

    7th and 8th Grade Students

    Fee: $10

    This course is an introduction to the fashion design process from inspiration through production. Students will learn about the history of fashion, careers in the apparel industry, fashion illustration, marketing, pattern making, and basic hand sewing