7th Grade Art

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WELCOME BACK! ECMS Community Character Trait Words

posted Aug 16, 2017, 8:25 PM by EC Jennifer Burke

We are currently working on positive character trait words, and what it mean, or looks like to be a good citizen.These words are inspired by people demonstrating random acts of kinds within their community. A focus on what it means to be a global and local citizen doing simple tasks for total strangers ... not asking or assuming anything in return. 

Students collaborate with peers to decide on a word that inspires them, Such as, encouragement, compassion, peace, and kindness and the list goes on ...

Once they've come up with a WORD, students draw a specific font and apply multi media of choice.

When complete, students words are cut out and place all over campus as a reminder of what it means to be a good citizen within the ECMS community.


7th Grade Surrealist Portrait Due: 3/15

posted Mar 1, 2017, 4:09 PM by EC Jennifer Burke


Armature Reflection & Post Assessment

posted Jan 23, 2017, 4:28 PM by EC Jennifer Burke

7th grade students are finishing FINAL touches on their armature/monster sculpture. My artists have worked EXTREMELY hard on this project ... learning how mistakes can become "happy" ones, and at times bumps in the road are a learning experience. Part of the creative process.

Much problem solving, reflection and perseverance went into each design ... I am so PROUD of my artists!!!
ARMATURE DUE:  1/25 - no exceptions, time to move on ...
Assessment: 1/26 -
Written Reflection 1/26
Gallery walk 1/26-1/27

Armature Monsters

posted Dec 4, 2016, 4:27 PM by EC Jennifer Burke

7th grade students are creating monster sculptures with emphasis on Armature design. Students will be applying color, balance, texture, pattern, shape and form. Students will be applying paper mache combined with multi media. We are so excited to see these monster's personality come alive!

Due Date: January ... date is pending. 


posted Sep 16, 2016, 8:08 AM by EC Jennifer Burke

7th grade students are currently studying Surrealism. Students are applying the elements and principles of design, and incorporating their ideas into a Surrealist dream scape.

Picasso Cubist Painting

posted Mar 13, 2016, 10:35 PM by EC Jennifer Burke

Picasso Paintings due on: Thursday, March 17, 2016
Picasso Post assessment will be on: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 PLEASE STUDY or ask for notes

Sharpies needed on Tuesday 3/15 Ultra fine or thin

Bugs begin on Thursday!

Pablo Picasso

posted Feb 29, 2016, 9:08 AM by EC Jennifer Burke

7th grade students are studying the life and art periods inspired by Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso.
Students are currently drawing their model/friend in the Cubist style. Students are also studying monochromatic color theory. Artists will be applying either red or blue monochromatic colors into their painting compositions.

PROJECT DUE DATE: Tuesday, March 7, 2016

Clay Story Book Characters

posted Jan 18, 2016, 9:05 PM by EC Jennifer Burke

7th grade art students will identifying and analyzing clay terms and techniques. Students will create a sculpture of their favorite story book character. Example: Thomas the Train Engine, Winnie the Poop and Green Eggs and Ham.
Students need to have a visual, either a book with illustrations, or a printed image from their favorite childhood storybook.

Images are DUE: 1/19 
PLEASE have your book or visual so you will able to move forward on this project. You can come in before school, lunch or after school to print a visual.

Armature Design

posted Dec 13, 2015, 8:14 PM by EC Jennifer Burke

7th grade students are currently busy creating their monster armature. I am so proud of their hard work, critical thinking and innovation applied into their amazing sculptures. I am so PROUD!

PROJECT DUE: 1/14/2016

Joseph Cornell Identity Boxes

posted Nov 15, 2015, 4:46 PM by EC Jennifer Burke

Students are currently working on identity boxes inspired by Surrealist artist, Joseph Cornell. Students are applying a Surrealist flair of juxtaposition into their artwork, producing a creative and unique statement of themselves.

Project DUE: 11/20

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