Friday, October 25, 2019
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Monday, October 7, 2019
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Monday, September 30, 2019
7th Grade completed their Pen and Ink Interactive Gesture drawings this week and they turned out great! I love the contrast that the black and white creates against the colored scenery.
7th Grade mastered Xacto Knife skills to cut out these delicate and intricate Papel Picados!
Saturday, August 31, 2019
7th Grade showing their skills with their first major project, the Animoji. Impressive!
8th Grade revisiting X-acto knife skills with fun and tricky contrast-o paper!
Sketchbooks are assembled and cover designs look great!
Check out my new phone system, peeps!
Not wastin' any time! 7th and 8th grade collaborative mural in the books!
I am so excited to host an after school art club this year! Art Club was opened up to 7th and 8th grade students. Over 25 kiddos attended to first meeting and we maintain a core group of twenty for the first 2 month cycle, which focuses on murals!
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Friday, June 7, 2019
7th Grade Scratch Art Portrait Final! These beauties will line the walls of the classroom next year! #classof2024
8th Grade Pen and Ink Pun Finals always bring a smile. I'll miss these kids for sure!
Scenes from promotion breakfast. So lucky to get to send this group off this morning!
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Friday, May 31, 2019
8th grade students reflected on their memories of the past three years and created stencils to spray paint the stand out! #graffitiart
8th Grade students completed their Graffiti art that prepares them for their Legacy Project Mural!
7th Grade finished up their Ugly Doll which demonstrates mastery of basic stitches and button sewing!
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
The image above is a graffiti wall that was donated to the Art department.- YESSSSS!!!!! This three sided wall is going to provide many opportunities for students to create murals and graffiti art. This wall may even springboard a much anticipated Art Club. The minute the wall arrived I sent students out to test some color samples and font to brainstorm a mural design. We are SO LUCKY and I am thrilled!
This video above captures clips of the 8th grade Claymation project. Students had a ton of fun developing their claymation character. I love it when kids get so connected to their art projects!
In this video, 7th grade illuminated banners shine! Students selected an animal for their symbol and practiced lettering to illustrate their crest using aluminum tooling and color sharpies. Great work 7th grade!
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Thursday, March 28, 2019
When the knitting Unit is kicked off, the students really get into knitting. Once they are done with their knitted project, they think they are done with the unit. Then I teach them how to weave their individual strips together to weave blankets. Oh Man. Talk about excitement! The kids really get a sense of satisfaction of their hard work when they get to form the blankets. On average, it takes three 45 minute sessions to weave almost 200 strips into blankets. This year is no different. We should be done weaving our blankets by the end of the day Monday. :)
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Today, Susan Berbec, from Sacramento Blankets for Kids, came to present to my 8th grade class for the 7th year in a row. Our 8th grade students have been knitting blankets for this organization for a long time, and knitting season is my FAVORITE season of the school year. This year, the organization surprised me with an Award of Dedication along with a Quilt at the presentation. It is an honor to lead my kids through this service-learning project and to have such a strong partnership with this local organization!
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Some may see these cakes as simply fun and decorative. Really they are a symbolic project and an example of visualization. 8th Grade Students set a goal, either academic, personal or social. Then, they designed a slice a cake to represent the celebration they would have when meeting that goal. It was very interesting to read the artist statements that accompanied their projects. I think the students took this opportunity for goal setting very seriously. So Proud!
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Thursday, December 20, 2018
8th grade wrapped up the Trick Photography unit with Light painting- the ULTIMATE team building activity. We use only smart devices for this activity. Two apps that were most successful included PABLO and Slow Shutter Cam. If you haven't tried this yet, wait no longer! Get some glow sticks, a dark space, and download those apps!
This project was inspired by Sacramento Loaves and Fishes, Doug Winter, and the words from the stories of these unsheltered people.
Friday, December 14, 2018
Leading into winter break, nothing beats an outdoor photography project. This year the weather was crisp and clear and I thoroughly enjoyed being outdoors! Check out these amazing words the students created from images they took around campus.
Friday, December 7, 2018
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
The Humane Society was the first advocacy project that the 7th graders took on. Students chose a specific fight to represent with an animal collage created in the style of Deborah Shapiro. Once collages we created, the were published using their hashtags to advocate for each fight. So proud of these collages!
Friday, November 16, 2018
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Friday, November 2, 2018
It's always amazing to see the progression of growth mindset students experience when it comes to the process of creating plaster face masks. Understandably, there is fear of the unknown, and the anxiety that comes with that runs high. Trusting another person with your face and breathing capacity is no joke. However, the students more than prevail and feel a huge sense of accomplishment that shines brightly on their completed masks!