Open to all 7th and 8th grade students who complete Art Exploration, 2D Art is an alternating-day, semester-long course that focuses on two-dimensional art, creative thinking and self-expression. In 2D Art, students collaborate with classmates to problem-solve, analyze and discuss two-dimensional artwork created by Modern American artists. Students seek innovative solutions to 2D design challenges to develop their technical skills, along with investigating ways to utilize the elements and principles of design. Students work with a variety of two-dimensional media including drawing, painting, collage, and printmaking. Students refine their own creative “voice” as they design, plan, and create an Independent Art Project that is self-expressive. Students use a sketchbook to brainstorm, plan, and develop ideas along with completing monthly sketchbook assignments. Students use technology appropriately to research artist/artwork/artistic techniques, for document generation, to photograph artwork for documentation, and creative self-expression. Students evaluate their finished work and reflect on their creative process.