Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Welcome to 4th Quarter!!!

 Welcome to 4th Quarter! It won't be long now until summer vacation! Hang in there! 

In 7th Grade and 8th Grade we have been working with clay, and we are pretty much ready to load the kiln! In second period 7th Grade we will finally be able to go outside and paint with watercolors! Nothing like spring plein air painting!

In 7th Grade in all classes we have been learning about the Elements and Principles of Design. This Friday students will learn the principles of design. All 7th Grade students will have an open note quiz on Monday April, 26th. If you missed class you can find the notes in Google Classroom, or click the following link. Principles of Design Presentation

In 8th Grade we have been working with clay in all classes with the exception of 8th Period who have chose to do various projects ranging from clay, string art. 

8th Grade - 6th Period has started their 2nd project, a Papier-mâché design of their own choosing. 

Here we go! 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

7th & 8th Grade Project - Art History

 Cardboard Relief Project

Today we graded our Self Portrait Relief project. If you did not finish, or if you did not like your grade you are welcome to fix or change anything during lunch, study hall, before/after school, or any other time that you may have free that a teacher will allow you to come to the art room. 

Art History Project - Part I

In Google Classroom there is an assignment in which we will be researching an artist of your choosing. Students must select a unique artist within their own class period. Meaning that in each class no two students can select the same artist. There is a list in each class, please see Mr. Ritter. Please visit Google Arts & Culture to select your artist. 

For this assignment you will need to access Google Classroom and open the Art History Project assignment. There is a document there that you will respond to seven questions about the artist you chose. You will need to respond to each question using two complete sentences: spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and proper sentence mechanics will also be assessed. 

Additionally, students must also include a citation with the information that they use. Students need to include the URL (web address) of the particular site. All information in your two sentences for each question, must be put into your own words. A simple copy, paste will not be accepted. 

Art History Project - Part II

7th Grade - For this part of the assignment students will be copying two different art works by their chosen artist, on the paper provided in class. 

8th Grade - For this part of the assignment students will be copying one art work by their chosen artist, on the large piece of paper provided in class. 

Art Standards: 

National Art Standards:

Anchor Standard #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

7th Grade & 8th Grade - First Time With Autodraw!

 Here is some student work from some of my classes. 

7th Grade - 1st Period

Super Alien & Human Man Eating Cat 
From Planet Greensberg

By, Riley & Kaida - 1st Period

7th Grade - 2nd Period
Super Strong Rake Man
By, Gabe
7th Grade - 4th Period
By, Jackson, Claire, Jaelynn

8th Grade - 5th Period
By Reggie & Company

8th Grade - 6th Period
By, Patrick, Rafe, and class! 

8th Grade - 8th Period

Universal Sports
By, Maddi, Jakson, Carson, Emiree, Nolan, and Class 

Monday, February 1, 2021

7th Grade - Cardboard Relief Project

 In your week of Quarantine please start your projects. If you can locate some cardboard somewhere that would be beneficial. Super1 has nice giant sheets of cardboard. You just need to go by the milk and egg department by the swinging doors and ask for it. They will gladly give you what they have if you say it's for a school project. 

An outside option is Coffee Traders. Please call and ask before taking, make sure you emphasize that it is for a school project. 

Follow the instructions on the sheet to complete the construction of your project. If you have a hot glue gun on hand or Elmer's glue you can start putting together your portrait. Remember you need 5 layers. Please see the Self Portrait Layers Example if you are confused how the layers go. 

See the examples below. Your project will be similar, but your items must go beyond the support in order to get to the finished size of 18in x 24in. 

In this project you will need to paint your pieces using all 12 of our colors + black as we discussed in class. I think just cutting out your pieces will be adequate, and then you can paint them in class when you return. If you are out longer than one week please contact me. 

This project MUST be solely done by YOU. If you do not have a way to cut thick cardboard, then you will need to find some thinner cardboard so that you can cut it with scissors. For example cereal boxes. If you do not have a hot glue gun then you will need to use some form of Elmer's Glue to glue your pieces onto the support.