Middle school curriculum


ASD and Alaska content standards and national visual art standards

Standards »


Core lessons (grades 6 – 8)

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Collage
  • Pottery
  • Printmaking
  • Fiber Arts
  • Sculpture
  • Art History/Cultural Heritage
  • Art Criticism and Evaluation
  • Careers



  • Art Heritage/History and Culture
  • Art Criticism/Aesthetic Valuing
  • Aesthetic Perception
  • Creative Expression


Read the Program Statement for more about components, artists, and activities at the middle school level

Resources for middle school teachers

Middle School Program of Studies


Electric kiln firing procedures

Procedures and precautions for the safe and successful firing of ceramic kilns


 Art Standard instructional plan template

For use by K-12 art teachers and all other subject areas


Correlations between grades 6, 7 and 8



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