Welcome back to the 2016-17 school year!

I hope you have had a wonderful summer and perhaps had the time to play, relax, read, create and soak in the sun.  

We are starting the year off in the art room with a few activities and games that promote cooperation, communication, creativity and team building.  Building a safe, caring and cooperative environment is essential to the success of our students.

This year I will be facilitating the multimedia club.  Multimedia is the exploration of a variety of technologies, from online applications, to video production, to photography.  This year multimedia will revolve around a variety of activities that we will document through various technologies.  Our first activity will be playing and documenting lawn games from around the world (i.e. bocci ball, croquet, Kubb, takraw and more).  Multimedia club will meet Monday's starting September 26th.  Announcements and more information about the club will be made available to students and parents in the coming weeks. 

National Core Art Standards

All Middle School students will be assessed and instructed with these recently created national standards


Conceiving and developing new artistic ideas and work.


Presenting (visual arts): Interpreting and sharing artistic work.


Understanding and evaluating how the arts convey meaning.


Relating artistic ideas and work with personal meaning and external context.

The following is a list of "anchor standards" that support the four main standards above.

Anchor Standard #1. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.

Anchor Standard #2. Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.

Anchor Standard #3. Refine and complete artistic work.

Anchor Standard #4. Analyze, interpret, and select artistic work for presentation.

Anchor Standard #5. Develop and refine artistic work for presentation.

Anchor Standard #6. Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.

Anchor Standard #7. Perceive and analyze artistic work.

Anchor Standard #8. Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.

Anchor Standard #9. Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.

Anchor Standard #10. Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.

Anchor Standard #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.

- See more at: http://www.nationalartsstandards.org/#sthash.F7vPM4C1.dpuf




Daily Schedule ART

Trimester 1 Schedule 2013
Period 1   7th grade art class
Period 2   7th grade art class
Period 3   7th grade art class
Period 4   7th grade art class
Period 5   7th grade art class
Period 6   Planning time: to make an appointment please 
contact me (Mr. Peter DeMinico) via email at: pdeminico@mvsdpride.org
Period 7   Planning time:
Period 8   7th grade guided study; students may come with questions if their guided study teachers provides a pass