Jennifer Stewart is the Art teacher at First Flight Middle School. She expands on the elementary foundation in understanding and skills in the visual arts in an exploratory manner consistent with Dare County’s curriculum. Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students form a broader knowledge and understanding of our rich and diverse historical and cultural heritage through art. Students explore a variety of media as they continue to build their skills through drawing, printmaking, sculpting, painting, metalwork, sculpture, and weaving. Composition, technique, the elements and principles of design, and attention-to-detail are explored. Art history, art appreciation, problem solving, and critical thinking are integrated into lessons.