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HELLO SEVENTH GRADERS 2018-2019!
March 5, 2019
Mrs. Beutler & Ms. Robertson are sharing classrooms! Students were working in the tech lab on a project in Digital Literacy for the last two weeks (this week, Silver team students are beginning a mask project with Mrs. Beutler). Students chose a topic related to digital literacy, researched, and created a visual to aid them in an oral presentation of their digital literacy topic. Worksheets #1 and #2 on GoogleClassroom were due at the end of class Wednesday, February 20th. The project was to be completed in class by Tuesday, February 26th. We presented in class Wednesday through Friday Feruary 27-28 and March 1.
Many students did not complete parts of this project so though progress reports go home March 6th, the data on PowerSchool (updated March 5th) is the most current. PLEASE check PowerSchool and have students see Mrs. Robertson to complete/hand in any missing work.
Many students are bringing home Value Eye assignment to complete for homework (homework due date, Friday, November 2nd. Wednesday, November 1st all students will be starting our final Value drawings, due Friday, November 9. This project will be averaged into Q1 grade and is part one of the first project students will work on in Tech.
We've wrapped up the value scales, contour forms, and value forms, all moving towards our final project of the quarter, the value drawing. Two more "training assignments" next week and we should be ready to do work that will amaze!
We also completed our heart drawings this week. Students were to look up and use their drawing skills (no tracing) to show the four chambers, the four valves, direction of bloodflow, and where in the heart the blood is oxygenated and deoxygenated. This will help us on our field trip to Blue Streak next week as well as with our future "Feel the Beat" projects we will be doing in science with Mrs. Olsen.
The last several weeks we have exercised our life drawing skills, moving through assignments using BLIND CONTOUR and CONTROLLED CONTOUR drawings. All work for the unit so far was put into one packet and is listed in PowerSchool as "LINE, SHAPE, FORM--sketchbook 1-5."
This week we started to exercise our control of the ELEMENT OF ART, VALUE. By altering only our pencil PRESSURE and amount of LAYERS, we created 7-step value scales (no smudging!) giving us a full range of values from the darkest darks to the lightest lights. We then began an exercise in creating the ILLUSION of FORM using CONTOUR LINES. We practiced with 7 different GEOMETRIC FORMS: CUBE, PYRAMID, CYLINDER, CONE, RECTANGULAR PRISM, TRIANGULAR PRISM, and SPHERE. Next week we will consider contour line while using a full range of values to complete the Value Forms assignment. We will also complete our first assignment in GoogleClassroom next week, a questionnaire assessing how far we've already come with our drawing skills and entertaining how far we are yet to go!
Week of September 24
We have spent class time this week practicing using PRACTICAL INTERNAL DIALOGUE and looking more at our SUBJECT than our drawing. With several classes of focused work, a large majority of students are reporting big improvements in their drawing skills, yay!
September 21, 2018
Students began a LIFE DRAWING unit this week taking note of LINE, SHAPE, and FORM in a SUBJECT. Friday we will start using BLIND CONTOUR DRAWING as an exercise to improve our skills.
September 17, 2018
Students may still bring in a white tshirt to dye in art class Tuesday 9/18, Ms. Robertson will keep the dye overnight. If anyone is unable to bring in a shirt for financial reasons, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with child's name and shirt size before 6:30pm Monday 9/17. There are limited funds available for this purpose.
Tie-Dye Directions for Home
1. Leave your shirt in the plastic bag overnight; DO NOT REMOVE the rubber bands.
2. Tomorrow, remove the rubber bands (…then stand back and admire your fantastic work!), and lay the shirt out to dry for 24 hours. Outside would be best if it’s warm, sunny.
3. Wash and dry your shirt. DO NOT wash this with anything other than black or dark clothes, because the dye will bleed out a little. That’s it!
Students will receive instruction in LIFE DRAWING using a SUBJECT as we begin our drawing unit. We will hone and utilize our skills of OBSERVATION and exercise focusing on PRACTICAL INTERNAL DIALOGUE to include more INDIVIDUALIZED DETAILS in our drawings and, in turn, make our drawings more REALISTIC.
September 13, 2018
This week students began their portfolio projects. Some students brought home the graph paper sheets (where we were practicing drawing the alphabet in block letters) for homework. Submit on or before homework due date Friday, September 14th for no late penalty.
September 6, 2018
This week students began guided practice in creating uniform block letters in preparation for our portfolio creation project. For this project we'll again focus on COLOR, PATTERN, and CONTRAST in addition to UNITY and BALANCE.
We will be tie-dying tshirts on 9/14! Please bring in a white tshirt in a large ziploc bag with your name on it by that day. Also, please return the "Student Information Sheet" signed and filled out asap (due 9/7!)!
For the first two days of class, students will use their names, along with COLOR, PATTERN, and CONTRAST to create a bold design on 6 x 6 inch paper. The squares will be used in a larger team MURAL display.
Welcome to 7th grade art!
Students are usually very excited to learn that Ms. Robertson does not give homework as a regular practice. If a student has art homework this means one of two things; he or she did not fully utilize class time to complete an assignment so classwork has become homework, or he or she works hard every minute of every class but is so meticulous and careful that time runs out before the group needs to move on. Either way, all students are given the opportunity to complete at home without penalty as long as the assignment is turned in by the homework due date.
See the list to the left, under Assignments/Homework, to see what students are working on, in-class due dates for assignments and projects, and homework due dates if in-class work needs to be completed at home.