7th Grade Art

Hello Fellow Artists!
Below you will find various class resources from tutorials to important class handouts. Dates may fluctuate due to the pace of each individual class, holidays, assemblies, etc. Please keep your planner current, and if you have questions please ask in class, or feel free to email me using the contact form.


7th Grade Syllabus
Elements of Design
Color Theory
Principles of Design
Line Worksheet
Scratch Maze Rubric



In art class this quarter, you will be learning how to work with some of the following mediums or materials; various types of pigments (paints), charcoal, pencil, cardboard, printmaking, clay, collage, batik, papier-mâché, electronics, coding and of course drawing and painting!We will also study the Elements of Design (line, shape, value, texture, color, space, and form) and the Principles of Design (balance, unity, movement, pattern, variety, emphasis, and rhythm), and color theory. In this course you will also learn how to improve your drawing and critically analyze master artworks.

  • Be on Time – in your seat at the bell and ready to work
  • Be prepared – have all required materials with you
  • Be respectful – of the art materials, your classmates, your teacher, and yourself
  • Try your best – put forth your best effort
  • Each student will bring their agenda, a pencil, and a notebook. These items must be present for each class meeting. Students will be assigned clean up duties that will rotate each week.
  • Water bottle, food, tea, hot cocoa, are allowed in the art room.

Student grades will be assessed using a weighted scoring system. Projects, participation, and written assignments will use specific scoring rubrics. Tests will be scored using an answer key.

Students will be evaluated for each art project based on the project requirements found on the scoring rubric. Project grades will consist of 25% student evaluation, 25% peer evaluation and 50% teacher evaluation.

Student participation will reflect the students' daily preparedness (having required materials), class work, behavior, participation in class discussions and critiques.

Written Assignment 
This is an outside of the classroom research paper that will be assigned. The student will produce a formal research paper base on a specific artist. From which a subsequent project will be assigned where the student will imitate the style of the artist. This assignment will be due a week before the grading quarter ends.

Academic and personal integrity are paramount to your success in any classroom, therefore any violation of the student handbook or classroom rules during a test, will result in an administrative referral.

Students are welcome to finish any type of project:
  • Before or after school (please make an appointment)
  • Lunch time with the exception of Tuesdays
  • During study hall period with prior approval by the study hall teacher and Mr. Ritter

If a student does NOT follow the art room expectations you will need to fill out a reflection and goals worksheet. A detention will be assigned in the art room. If the behavior does not change, a phone call or visit with your parent or guardian will be made to address the negative behavior, and to create an action plan to correct the behavior.

Non negotiable classroom behaviors that would result in a detention during the students’ lunchtime include but are not limited to:
  • NO Throwing ANY type of object in the classroom
  • NO Excessive disruption, abusive language, or talking in class
  • NO Running in the art room
  • NO Defacing another person’s clothing or art work
  • Stealing any type of object or resource from the classroom or from another student will result in an administrative referral
  • Improper use of technology will result in an immediate administrative referral
  • All other school rules apply as stated in the student handbook


Our school is a Google School, which gives you access to various apps. You can access your Google account by simply going to one of the links below, or by signing into a Google Chrome web browser:

To sign in, you will use your school email address as a username and you will need your hot lunch number for your password. Example: If your name was Steve Jobs, graduating in 2060, and his hot lunch number was 54321 he would enter the following for a password:

Sign in: s.jobs60@cfmtschools.net Password: Cfw543212060

Assignments and handouts will only be given out once in class. Extra copies can be found on the class website http://www.wildcatsartists.net/

On the class web site you will be able to find various class resources from tutorials, due dates, and a blog to keep you up to date if you have to miss class for any reason.

A due date will be specified for each project/assignment. Due dates on any given project or assignment may fluctuate due to the pace of each individual class, holidays, assemblies, etc. Please keep your planner current, and if you have any questions please ask in class, or feel free to call or use the contact form found here.

In this class, the student has the power to change their grade at any time. With the exception of a final test, students can change their grade by completing or modifying the project/assignment and submitting it in to be graded.

Students and parents can access Infinite Campus to check on grades and missing assignments.

To access Infinite Campus simply go to: https://mtdecloud2.infinitecampus.org/campus/columbia_falls.jsp

Each student will be assigned a Chromebook after turning in their Laptop Checkout Form.  If your computer gets damaged, will not hold a charge, or if you their or other problems please give the laptop to Mr. Ritter. Remote Learners will check out Chromebooks from the office. You are responsible for your Chromebook any damages will be assessed by the School District.