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Art

6th Grade

The Art elective is in the 6th Grade Elective Wheel in some (not all) school years.

The theme of the 10-week class is Art in the Ancient World.

Students are introduced to new and challenging art concepts.

They work on projects, typically for 2 weeks each, such as these:

  • Art of the Earliest Times (cave paintings, stone paintings, natural animal forms)
  • Art of Mesopotamia
  • Egyptian Burial Chambers

art pallette, courtesy lakeshorelearning

7th and 8th Grade

Students in General Art, Advanced Art, and Ceramics, and Design Craft learn a variety of skills as they exercise their artistic abilities using many different media and many different techniques.

The best way to learn about these classes is to use the links below to visit the teacher websites.

Reach for the Stars Mural

Ms. Goldin's art students worked closely with officers of the Los Angeles Police Department, Pacific Division, and artists Zander and Terrence Stasse to design and paint a beautiful new mural on the PE side near Palms Boulevard in 2018. The mural is themed, "Reach for the Stars." This work was part of the Los Angeles Community Street Art Initiative, which builds friendships between Los Angeles children and police officers through the creation of public art.

Enjoy this time-lapse video of the painting project!

Students hard at work

Reach for the Stars ProjectThe finished product

Reach for the Stars Mural
 

Palms Visits the Getty Center

Every year in March or April, 60 to 100 art students of Ms. Goldin and Ms. Purdy visit the Getty Center to learn about paintings, sculpture, and crafts from centuries past, and see the museum buildings and the famous garden.

Getty Center Field Trip
Palms art students at the Getty Center, 2015

Photos used with permission.

Day of the Dead Drawings

Day of the Dead 2015
 

Photos used with permission.

Photos used with permission.

Faculty

Ms. Goldin (General Art and Advanced Art)

Ms. Purdy (Design Craft)