Welcome To Art!

  • Mission

    • Students will become well versed in the basic art elements and principles of design.
    • Students will grow in their appreciation of art and in their visual awareness.
    • Students will understand that art stimulates intellectual growth and creative self-expression.
    • Students will take risks in art class to solve problems through experimentation and problem-solving.
    • Students will be pushed to think “outside of the box” to create solutions that exemplify the principles of design.
    • Students will learn that all subjects in school culminate at an end of creative expression, bringing new life and breaking boundaries.
    • Students will experience a rigorous curriculum that focuses on flexibility, originality, appreciation, and imagination.
    • Students will grow physically, intellectually, emotionally, aesthetically, and perceptually.
    • Ultimately, each student will experience art both individually and socially, such to become a well-rounded learner.


    "It is through ever-evolving perceptions that we sustain student growth, globally and beyond." - Mr. Gufford

    Visual Art Essential Standards


    Grading Scale

    • M = Mastery
    • S = Satisfactory
    • N = Needs Improvement
    • U = Unsatisfactory
    *Each artwork sent home will have a letter grade written on the back. Also, look for quizzes and tests being sent home periodically with a grade posted on them as well. Should you have any questions regarding your child's grade feel free to contact me.*
  • Ben Gufford

    Ben Gufford
    Art Teacher