Here you will find information about the art classes at Woodrow Wilson Middle School. If you look above, you will find links that will help you over the course of the year. All of your sketchbook assignments and due dates are listed. Click around and you'll find some interesting visual arts resources.
What we're working on now...
October 16, 2015
Portfolios are finished and we have immersed ourselves in the first major projects of the year.
Sixth graders are working to master the use of LINE while creating both realistic contour line drawings as well as non-objective line designs. Colored pencil techniques such as blending, fading, and layering will be taught and practiced as well.
Seventh graders are finishing up their Surrealist Handscapes. They have learned about Surrealist artists such as Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte as they create a pencil drawing of their hand in a Surreal environment. They are learning how to master light source and texture to create a highly detailed drawing.
Eighth graders are working through a pencil drawing which will force them to the limits of realism. They are learning about a movement in art called Trompe L'oeil, in which artists create works with the intention of actually tricking the viewer into thinking the drawing/painting is real 3-D space! Other choices include a drawing of a monochromatic sculpture or an image completion drawing.
As we begin the year, our sixth graders are introduced to the art studio, their Art "home" for the year. We will soon start our first project as we set some goals and expectations for the coming year.
We welcome back our seventh and eighth graders to the art studio. They will continue their journey and learn some new techniques this year as well! We are very excited about what this year will bring!