Middle School Classes

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2019-20  Projects:

All classes will visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum for an art workshop. First semester students will attend in December and second semester students in April.  

6th grade      
Elements of Art and Principles of Design illustrations and written definitions

Still life in graphite - centered composition

History of and techniques in ceramics - Poster and presentation - team project

Ceramics - Pinch bowl with lid and handle - painted in acrylic

Watercolor food chain in natural environment

Collograph - History of dinosaurs and dinosaur design in mixed media relief  

7th grade: 
Elements of Art and Principles of Design illustrations and written definitions

Still Life in colored pencil - centered composition

African Textiles - Essay

Ceramics - Coil vessel with handle - glazed

Acrylic Painting - Personal family/tribe implementing symbology and color theory, inspired by Indigenous Australian Dot painting 

Cosmic nebulae in oil pastel

Printmaking - Van Gogh - Line as brushstroke

Acrylic Painting - Study of International Space Station - Fantasy designs for space shuttle, space station, and space hotel over KC downtown skyline at sunset. 

8th grade:‚Äč  
Illustrations of Elements of Art and Principles of Design

Still Life in chalk pastel - cropped composition

Essay - Pop Art and American artist Robert Indiana

Mixed media drawing and cut paper- Linear perspective of Word Sculpture (positive connotation) in relative environmental landscape

Ceramics - Monogram sculpture with personally representative symbols - glazed and/or painted

Linoleum printmaking - Line as texture- Endangered species  

Dyed paper Mandalas inspired by Tibetan monk sand mandalas 

Mixed Media Collage - Social Protest or Social Realism theme inspired by Harlem Renaissance artist Romare Bearden


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