Category Archives: Grade 7/8 Art Projects

Sculptural Abstractions

Grade 7/8: Free Form Sculptures Painted in the Style of … Here’s a tease for what we’ve got going in the Art Room these days. Watch for more … coming soon! Okay, truth be told. I was leaving the Art … Continue reading

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Clay Pots From History

  Grade 7/8: Slab and Coil-built Pottery The year before, I had this class work on slab-built lidded boxes, using underglazes and clear or white glazes. Though my repertoire of cone six glazes had not improved, I felt it was … Continue reading

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Drawing Ribbon Letters

  Grade 6/7/8:  Letters / Drawing Light and Shadow For 3D Winter 2014 / Parliament Oak School

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Fall Leaf Plaster Prints

Grade 6/7/8:  Two Prints in One Fall 2013 / Parliament Oak School

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Warm & Cool Trees

Grade 6/7/8: Tape Resist Drawings It was time for a one-class project, just before the Christmas break.  Christmas – winter – pine trees? I had a lot of narrow seam tape on my hands, so I put the two together. … Continue reading

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Can You Say Thaumatrope?

Grade 7/8:  Animation Part 1 (of 3) From visual puns (with a clay project in between) we moved on to exploring animation.  We started with a basic example:  the thaumatrope.  This was an optical toy that was popular in the … Continue reading

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Visual Pun Fun

Grade 7/8:  Illustrating a Pun   This lesson was one of the first in the year, and so was a kind of warm-up for the class.  It is a large mixed-grade class, and there are challenges because of it.  I … Continue reading

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Circle Abstractions

Grade 6/7/8:  Drawing from Observation It is still early in the school year, and I wanted to stretch the class in their drawing skills by giving them a project that would require them to look closely at proportions, details, textures, … Continue reading

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Square Clay, Round Clay

Grade 6/7/8:  Beginning Clay and Glaze Techniques It’s time for clay! We started with pinch pots in one class, and slab-built boxes in the other.  In short, here are a few of the results. For the grade 6 class, I … Continue reading

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Sculptures in the Style of …

Grade 7/8:  Using Wire and Nylon to Create Free-form Sculpture After seeing this project on several websites, I decided to give it a go with one of my smaller classes.  It also seemed like an excellent way to introduce them … Continue reading

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