Our mission is to provide a positive and safe environment that inspires students to become responsible, well-rounded, civic-minded, global thinkers who are equipped with 21st century skills and are prepared for the academic rigors of high school and future challenges.
7th & 8th Grade Art
Get Ready to Get Creative!
In only a ten week course, 7th and 8th grade students will create masterpieces in their minds and make them reality. Students will expand their knowledge of art while being exposed to different mediums. The experience will be just as important as the product. Learning to understand and appreciate works of art will enable them to become aware of their surroundings as well as the arts of the world. Critiquing their work and the works of others will allow them to verbalize art terms learning during the lessons.
1st Marking Period Projects will include the following and are to be handed in at the START of the period on the following dates:
7th GRADE -
Aboriginal Art - using abstraction and simplification to create an x-ray or dream Aboriginal animal design
Calligraphy - creation of a chancery italics alphabet and embellished sign (TWO GRADES - calligraphy packet AND calligraphy sign)
Drawing Unit - shading, cross-hatching, mannequins, portraiture, still life, area of a room/contour line drawing (SIX GRADES)
Architecture - styles of architecture written test & designing facade of your own dream house (TWO GRADES, test & drawing)
Perspective - name in one point perspective and the creation of a city block using one point perspective (TWO GRADES)
International Signage - create a sign to be using in an international venue using only images to explain meaning
Scratchboard - create a reverse image with white being the positive and black being the negative area
Gallery Glass - creation of a faux stained glass panel using liquid leading
8th GRADE -
Creative Alphabet - creation of a themed font with precision lettering
Art History - reproduction of a famous painting and write up of same. See Art History Synopsis File on this page.
Quilt Strip - creation of a descriptive quilt strip in the following categories: music, food, family and friends, sports and hobbies, and fashion.
Zentangle - patterned black and white designs in the Zendala style, color optional
Graphic Design Layout & Paste Up - creation of an advertisement and paste up for a product or service (TWO GRADES)
Straw Sculpture - basic 3-D building technique to create a geometric sculpture
Coil Core Basketry - basic weaving technique to create a trivet or small basket
Acrylics - close-up flower painting using acrylic paints
Raised Line Project - curved line drawing to give a 3-D illusion on a 2-D plane
No "Homework" exist(s)