Middle School Art

Program Description & Philosophy

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, but must be felt with the heart.” ~Helen Keller
Norwell Middle School strives to have students work in a variety of media to produce drawings, paintings, sculpture and printmaking as a means of building confidence and better self-expression. Students expand their understanding of art as they gain perspective through the analysis of various art forms. Art students have opportunities at various times during the year to display their work around the school. All students are encouraged to visit local art museums and galleries. All students are encouraged to do their best, present their work with pride, and respect the efforts of their peers.

The associated arts are also an important part of the overall middle school curriculum in Norwell.  A variety of classes are offered to support student development in creativity and critical thinking.  These courses include Two-Dimensional Art, Three-Dimensional Art, Clothing and Construction, Foods and Nutrition, Video Production, Technology and Engineering Education, Problem Solving, Library Skills, Performance Band, and Chorus.  In these classes, students are provided with opportunities to learn technical skills while exploring and expressing their individuality and intelligence.  With the goal of creating well-rounded lifelong learners, the associated arts program strives to offer something for everyone.

Faculty Bios

Dorothy Bazan, is the Norwell Middle School art educator. She has been educating students in the arts for over 25 years. She is also one of the founders of the South Shore Regional Middle School Art Exhibition shown at The South Shore Arts Center in Cohasset.

Meg Kent, has taught for over 25 years. She graduated  from Framingham State University with a Bachelor’s degree in  Home Economics and a minor in Art. She completed her Master’s degree  in Education and Education Administration from Eastern Nazarene College. Prior to taking a position in Norwell in 1996, Meg worked as a host and Quasar  representative on Microwave Cooking at a local cable station, and as a teacher in the Weymouth school system. Currently, she teaches Foods and Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles, and TV Production at Norwell Middle School.