7th Grade Art

Paper Mache Multi Media Monsters

posted Apr 14, 2014, 3:27 PM by EC Jennifer Burke

Students will be creating paper mache monsters, with a focus on Armature design. Students will be analyzing the inner frame of a sculpture, identifying structure and stability for sculpture and stop motion characters.  Students will be working with peers or independently on this project. Students will be able to analyze peers work providing constructive criticism in the construction process.

DUE DATES: A DAY May 20, 2014
                   B DAY  May 19, 2014

7th Grade Animal Combo with clay

posted Feb 5, 2014, 5:09 PM by EC Jennifer Burke

Students need to bring in 2 visuals of their favorite animals which show their personalities. You can use images from a magazine, or from the internet to apply as a visual reference. Think of a creative animal combo ... what would Napoleon do? Make yours way cooler and more creative!
You are ALWAYS welcome to use the studio in the morning, 7:05 or after school 2:35.

A DAY DUE: 2/12
B DAY DUE: 2/13

posted Jan 9, 2014, 5:03 PM by EC Jennifer Burke   [ updated Jan 9, 2014, 5:04 PM ]

Homework Story book Character

posted Jan 9, 2014, 4:29 PM by EC Jennifer Burke

7th grade art students will analyze and identify clay terms and techniques, by creating 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.
Due: A DAY  Storybook visual (book or print) Friday 1/10
Due: B DAY  Storybook visual (book or print) Monday 1/13
Students need a visual reference in order to create their clay sculpture.
I am available before and after school for students who need to use a printer.

Post Salvador Dali

posted Dec 5, 2013, 6:33 AM by EC Jennifer Burke

Post Salvador Dali assessment Dates:
A DAY: 12/17
B DAY: 12/18

Please review your notes. If you lost them, please let me know.

Surrealist Artwork Due Dates

posted Dec 2, 2013, 2:43 PM by EC Jennifer Burke

7th grade Surrealist composition due dates:

A DAY:  Thursday, December 13, 2013
B DAY:  Friday, December 12, 2013


Surrealist Self Portrait Visuals

posted Nov 4, 2013, 4:25 PM by EC Jennifer Burke

7th grade students need to gather 12 visual references to apply into their self portraits
This might help you with your search:

3 Dislikes
3 Fears
3 Inspiring goals

Example: What type of dog? What type of food? What type of snake scares you? Find detailed images that tell us about YOU!
DUE: A DAY  11/8
DUE: B DAY  11/7

Surrealism Salvador Dali

posted Oct 20, 2013, 3:08 PM by EC Jennifer Burke

Students are analyzing and identifying how geometric shapes create facial features. Artists have been practicing drawing facial features, such as, eyes, noses, mouths and ears. Artists are identifying proportion, and how to draw the brain circle and apply guidelines to determine where facial features should be drawn.

Students will be analyzing and identifying the awesome life and artworks of Surrealist artist, Salvador Dali.

Objective and Non-Objective Color Pencil Study

posted Sep 8, 2013, 10:18 PM by EC Jennifer Burke

Students are analyzing and identifying repeated colors, lines, patterns and the center of interest within an objective or non-objective subject of interest. Students are creating a grid, breaking up the subject into 4 sections, and applying a view finder. Students are analyzing how to blend and lay color pencils, identifying gradation and the intensity of their subject of interest. This project teaches students color pencil technique, problem solving, making responsible risks with in their work, while having fun and finding humor while learning a challenging medium.

Welcome 7th Grade Art Students!

posted Aug 12, 2013, 5:17 PM by EC Jennifer Burke

This week in art we will be reviewing the Rules and Procedures within the art studio, a long with identifying and creating four new studio art "Guidelines for Success." I will gather feedback from all ten classes to determine which guidelines will be put into place for this school year. 

This week will focus on analyzing and identifying the ECMS Code of Honor by creating creative character trait words which can be displayed throughout campus, as a positive reminder of how we should always do our best at modeling the honor code. These words will be created with multi media.

Please try to have color pencil drawing supplies by August 19, 2013 if possible. Please contact me if you have any questions.

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