One of our Middle School Exploration courses, Abstract Painting, was featured in the Half Moon Bay Review. Read below!
For many children, middle school offers the first taste of academic freedom, as students can choose electives in addition to traditional core classes.
Sea Crest Middle School offers a variety of electives to encourage students to explore topics they might not have been exposed to previously.
In addition to computer programming and poetry, young scholars at Sea Crest can also create origami rockets or go myth-busting with a beloved science teacher.
Abstract Art is also one of these explorations. Students who didn’t consider themselves to be artistic are finding an affinity for art after taking this course.
“In the class, Abstract Art has helped me become more artistic, because, before, I wasn’t really into art,” said Kai Guevara. “Now I really like the class because it shows that I can be creative.”
Abstract art isn’t about the perfect placement of physical objects on canvas. It’s an exploration of relationships of forms as well as layers of color and texture.
“With abstract art, there’s no object and no person,” said Sea Crest seventh-grader Nataly Gijon. “It’s just random shapes in different orders as well as different colors combined together.”
Regardless of the techniques used, there are no wrong answers in this class. Students in the class experiment with pigments of color. Some try broad brush strokes across the canvas; others create circles of varying shades.
“You can draw whatever you want and it will end up being something,” said eighth-grader Rose Geller.
“Exploring Art with No Wrong Answers,” Half Moon Bay Review