Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Kite Challenge - Day 2

I finally have a working kite! There was little to no wind, but I am convinced it will fly! It wanted to this afternoon, but there was absolutely no wind...

How is your kite coming????
Remember to post a link to your YouTube video in Google Classroom for extra credit!

In this video I give some serious hints on how to make your own! Keep safe and healthy!
Also, please do not fly any kite near power lines!

Have a great spring break!


Thursday, March 19, 2020

Kite Challenge

Happy Spring Equinox 7th and 8th Grade Artists!

Using materials that you can find around your home create a kite that can fly. I used various materials that were around my house and yard. My first attempt flew only for five minutes before the wind snapped the twig frame. My next one will be a bit more lighter and stronger as I plan to use bamboo skewers!

If you have some paints or sharpies to add some color to your kite, make an interesting design.
Please see the challenge video, and upload your flying kite video response to YouTube. Don't forget to provide a link in Google Classroom.
Happy creating!


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Wildcat Wednesday - Principal Hazen Video

It's way too quiet here at CFJH, and all of you are truly missed. The video below from Mr. Hazen is for all students, parents, and guardians.

Please watch the video, as their is important information in regards to counseling hours and to specific locations where students can obtain food.

Also, in the event if we are not allowed to have school on the March 30th, after spring break, all of your teachers are making preparations to have online instruction ready to go.

Please check your school Gmail, and also check Google Classroom for instructions, and or assignments for this week. There has been considerable planning in regards to resources such as internet access and the availability of technology in the event that the Governor continues the school closure beyond spring break. All of the details have not been finalized, and their is much more planning and work ahead, please be patient.

If you need any books or personal things from your locker, the office is asking you to make an appointment so that we are not over burdened by individuals, and to comply with the social distancing guidelines. 

On a personal note, I hope all of you are taking good care of yourselves, and that you are all healthy and enjoying the spring weather.

Please take care, and hopefully, I will see all of you back on the 30th! Have a safe week, and a fun spring break.

Sincerely,
Mr. Ritter

Video from Principal Hazen


Friday, January 31, 2020

Week 1 - 7th & 8th Grade Art

Welcome to Art! We will be doing several things this quarter that investigate traditional, and digital art making.

7th Grade

  • Introduction to the Elements of Design
    • You can find the lecture HERE
  • Introduction to Color Theory
    • You can find the presentation HERE
  • 60 Second Charcoal - Life Drawing
      Classroom Activities
  • Tuesday
    • Students were introduced to the Elements of Design, and then worked in groups to analyze a master painting using the Elements of Design.    
      • You can find the lecture HERE   
  • Thursday
    • Students were introduced to Color Theory
    • Potential project ideas were discussed for next week.
8th Grade
     Classroom Activities
  • Monday
    • Color Mixing review
    • Students created a line design, and unique shapes on paper. They then painted these using only the primary colors to mix our nine other colors. i.e. Secondary, and Tertiary colors.
  • Wednesday
    • We finished the color mixing review assignment, and discussed ideas for our first class project.
  • Friday
    • Reviewed project ideas and students started work on their unique group projects.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

7th Grade Art

Today in class we did a live human figure drawing. This was done in 90 seconds using gestural line. We did two of these drawings and then we started to explore the Oculus Rift by using an art app called the Google Tilt Brush.

If you missed today you missed a lot of fun art!

We are  halfway through! Spring is just right around the corner!