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Welcome to Goryzcki Art!
Please go to staff pages for information on Individual classes.
The focus of middle school art is experimentation and building creative thinking skills by:

  • Synthesizing ideas in original and surprising ways.
  • Asking new questions to build upon an idea.
  • Brainstorming multiple ideas and solutions to problems.
  • Communicating ideas in new and innovative ways.
At Goryzycki, students build design technical skills in a variety of art media. As they grow as artists in the program, students are encouraged to build upon those skills to solve visual problems individually and collaboratively. 
Our students are award winning artists who excel yearly at the Junior Visual Art Scholastic Event, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and Academic UIL.
The following are yearlong classes. 
Middle School Art 1-  ( 6th graders have their own classes and 7 and 8th grade are combined)
 You will develop and improve basic skills in drawing, composition, design, color theory, painting techniques and sculptural concepts. Focus is on creative visual thinking and problem solving which results in students utilizing higher order thinking skills. At Gorzycki beginning art students experience traditional art as well as digital photography, graphic design and stop motion animation. Beginning art students
have an oppurtunitu visit the University of Texas' Blanton Art Museum and Contemporary Austin
MS  Art 2For the 7th or 8th grader in their second year of Middle School Art. Students build upon
 previously learned skills to create individual artworks that demonstrate an understanding the Elements and Principles of Design. Students focus on developing the crucial creative habits employed by proffessional artists; Acceptive of ambiguity: There are multiple solutions/ interpretations of a problem, there is no definitive right or wrong answer; Generation of original ideas; and Interdisciplinary research.
HS Art 1 is for the 3rd year 8th grade art student This is a high school level course for high school Art 1 credit.  Students create an digital portfolio, experiment with Altered Book Journals, and use their skills using art traditional and non traditional art materials inspired by Contemporary Artists. Students participate in a 3 part program in collaboration with UT at the Blanton entitled "Doing Social Justice".