In Grade 7, students attend art for one semester. The art program emphasizes increased understanding and utilization of the art process; students learn that the success of a project depends greatly upon the stages of development, including the choice of art mediums, and subject matter. Individual creative expression is encouraged as students begin to develop a personal style to their artwork. As students create two- and three-dimensional works of art, they use dexterity skills in handling new tools and materials. These works include realistic subject matter like still life, portraits and landscape as well as abstract art. More advanced drawing and painting techniques as well as media that can include collage, ceramics and sculpture.