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 assignment choices and due dates are listed. Click around and you'll find some interesting visual arts resources.
What we're working on now...
Our sixth graders are entering their first middle school ceramic sculpture. They will be learning pinch pot, slab, and coil construction to create a theme-based mug and dessert plate. They are anxious to get started and get their hands dirty!
Seventh graders are in the middle of their Autobiographical Name Plate project. They are working with clay to create a plate-based sculpture which uses visual symbols to describe themselves. The plate will also be decorated with a sculpted version of their name.
Eighth graders are working on either: glazing their ceramics projects or they are diving into their printmaking project. We are working in the style of Andy Warhol. Rather than silkscreen like Warhol used, we are using the relief printmaking technique to create a series of prints based on a digital photo.
Our art studio at WWMS is bustling with several in-progress projects.
Sixth graders are working on blind contour self-portraits as well as a realistic pencil shading unit that emphasizes the use of an actual light source. They have been studying the work of van Gogh, Matisse, Chagall, Monet, Picasso, and Munch.
Seventh graders are just beginning a very exciting unit on Surrealism, in which they create a "Surrealist Handscape" using a drawing of their hand as the main subject. They have been studying the work of Salvador Dali as well as Rene Magritte.
Our eighth graders are working on their ceramic choice unit. They will create one of the following: a teapot, a theme box, a food sculpture, a house, or a storyteller. This is the most in-depth sculpture unit they will experience in middle school.
We are really enjoying our group of artists this year and we really look forward to some great projects this year!
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!