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Feeling frazzled from too much schoolwork or screen time? Relax and unwind by exploring the history of art and creating your own art projects using a variety of materials.


We will take a look at the roles that art has played throughout history. We will also discuss the purposes of art in the modern world, including relaxation, personal expression and communication. Then students will learn techniques and develop skills needed for various art projects. They will take on independent projects using paper and mixed media. The class will allow students to develop fine tactile skills and to discover leisure activities that can help them reduce stress for years to come.

What You Will Learn


Students in Middle School: Arts and Relaxation will:

  • Examine art throughout history
  • Discuss the goals and purposes of art
  • Investigate various categories of art
  • Create an art project using paper
  • Create an art project using mixed media
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Course Number: ART-90078
Credit: 1.50 unit(s)