7th Grade Art

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

Surrealist Self Portrait Due Date

posted Oct 19, 2015, 6:12 PM by EC Jennifer Burke

Dear Surrealist artists, thank you for persevering, problem-solving and applying critical thinking skills into your unique artwork. 
ARTWORK DUE:  Friday, 10/30/15 

NOTE: PLEASE KEEP A SHOE BOX … you will need one soon. :)

Face Drawings

posted Sep 20, 2015, 2:05 PM by EC Jennifer Burke

REMEMBER to have 6 or more unique and interesting visuals that you know that you can draw.
DUE: 9/21

You will be taking your final color pencil post assessment on 9/21.
We will be studying the face and features this week.

Assessment on 9/11 Bring 2 Artist Visuals

posted Sep 9, 2015, 11:50 AM by EC Jennifer Burke

Students have been studying objective and non objective art, value, layering /blending color pencil, with techniques applied into two studies.
Students will be taking an assessment on 9/11. Student should be able to identify 2 artists. (objective/non-objective artists)

One Non-Objective artwork: name of artist and title 
One Objective artwork: name of artist and title

FINAL COLOR PENCIL STUDY DUE: MONDAY, 9/14 end of class period 

Thank you,

Color Pencil Studies- Emphasis on Objective & Non Objective art

posted Aug 24, 2015, 4:56 PM by EC Jennifer Burke

7th grade artists are identifying objective and non-objective artwork. 
Students are applying a visual study from a magazine, using a view finder. Students are identifying colors and values, along with the emphasis, center of interest. Students can … apply color pencil by analyzing colors and blending two or more pencils to create the same tone, or values with in their view finder.

DUE: Friday 8/28/15

Doodle Extension Project

posted Apr 2, 2015, 4:42 PM by EC Jennifer Burke

Our year long Zen Tangle/Doodle extension project  
Due on: 3/27

Students who completed the project,on time, your grade will be posted in PIV. Those of students who have not completed the project, you will have until 5/11.

Thank you!

CLAY Storybook Character Sculptures

posted Mar 2, 2015, 2:07 PM by EC Jennifer Burke

Students are currently working on their favorite storybook character. We just completed the construction and bisque process. Students will start to glaze their work by applying at least 3 coats of glaze. We are excited to see how they turn out … it's always a mystery!

Project DUE: Friday, 3/6/2015

Critique on Monday.

Monster Armature Sculpture

posted Jan 12, 2015, 10:19 AM by EC Jennifer Burke

Happy New Year!

Our 7th grade students are busy creating an armature for the monster sculptures. Currently, students are focusing on how their going to make their sculpture stand, by providing STRUCTURE and STABILITY. This can be a challenge, but a fun and exciting one.

Our Sculptures should be complete and ready to display on 2/3/2015 (Tuesday)
DUE DATE: 2/2/2015 Sculpture
Critique: 2/3/2015
POST Assessment: 2/4/2015

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