Mrs. Ryan's Art Page

April 10, 2019

Grade 8 Homework : Due on April 29 (or earlier)

Clay Diorama

Create one or more clay sculptures and paint (You may use tempera, watercolor, or acrylic paint. You may also use markers. Sharpies are permanent and cover well. You may also use oil pastels.


Keep the clay moist. Once the air gets to it, it will harden and is then unworkable.

You must SCORE and use SLIP and then twist each time you adhere one piece to another. Try to pull out sections , rather than add on.

Try creating texture with pencils, forks, etc., whatever you can find. be inventive!

It must dry for 7-10 days in order for paint to adhere to it.

Display your clay sculpture/sculptures within an open box (no top). Shoe boxes or a box around that size works great. Decorate the inside of the box in the theme you have chosen to showcase your sculpture.

See below for examples...

You will be graded on your sculptures and background diorama.

Be creative and neat.

Have fun.

March 25, 2019

Grades 4,5, and 6 Homework

Complete your Easter Contest Entries : Grade 4 : Due April 3

Grade 5 : Due: April 1

Grade 6 : Due April 4

Be neat and colorful! You may use colored pencils, crayons, or markers (for small areas and details).

March 7, 2019

Grade 6 Homework

Acetate Self Portraits

You may use markers, paint, and collage techniques. Attach the acetate with staples on all 4 corners.

Be colorful and neat!

Due: Monday, March 11

February 25

Grade 5 Homework Due: March 4

Easter Poster Contest

Create a preliminary sketch depicting the meaning of Easter.

It may be either realistic or symbolic in rendering. Color is not necessary. You will copy it unto good paper in class.

Grade 7 : Multi Media Vase

Homework: Complete all sections. Due : 2/11

January 30, 2019

Grade 4 Homework : Due 2/6/19

Practice sketching the buildings in the village of Van Gogh's painting, Starry Night.

You do NOT need to color them.

Grade 8 : Graffiti Art

Homework : Due 2/13

Complete your name and a word of your choice to show your personality, or an emotion, in graffiti style.

January 9, 2019

Grade 8 Homework: Due 1/16

Complete your Brushes sketch (with details).

We will add color and more details in class.


Grade 7 Homework : Due 1/10/19

Complete 8 small vase sketches and shadow with a pencil using 3 different values.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

December 19, 2019


Grades 6 and 8

Grade 6 : Due : 1/3/19

Grade 8: Due: 1/2/19

MCA Annual Artwork Contest

I have provided you with the entry form and all guidelines. Remember your entry must be on 8 1/2" x 11" paper only!

Use this assignment as a creative way to celebrate the birth of baby Jesus!

Grade 3


Spiral Christmas Trees!

Practice each of the spiral trees which we sketched in class today.

You may color IF you wish.

The more you practice, the better they become!

See examples below.

November 28

Grade 4 Homework

Due: 12/5

Complete your ornaments. This is a lesson on using 5 of the 7 elements of art. Line,shape, color, value, and space are being used. Texture and form are not.

1. Use colored pencils to color each space.

2. Create values inside of each shape. Smaller shapes should have 2 values and larger shapes 3 or 4 values.

3. Outline each shape with a fine point black marker OR black colored pencil.

Be neat!

Have FUN !


Grade 3-1

Homework : Due Wednesday, November 21

Veterans Day Poster Contest

You may hand it in earlier, if you wish.

Complete your Veterans Day Poster

You may use crayons, colored pencils, and markers.

Be neat, bold and colorful! Color in without leaving any white spaces. Do not leave your background white.

Good Luck Artists!

October 17

Grade 8 Homework

Romero Brito Inspired Religious Christmas Project

Due: Wednesday, October 24

Complete your drawing and outline with marker. Color will be added in class and for a future h.w. assignment.


Grade 5

Homework: Due 10/22

Complete your character. Draw arms and legs (if space permits).

Color completely. Your background should be interesting. Is your character playing soccer? Is he/she on the ski slopes? Remember to use the element of space and make objects and people behind your character SMAller than your character. All areas should be colored except white areas purposely left white. You may use colored pencils or markers. Color larger space areas with colored pencils. Markers will leave streaks. Have fun! Can't wait to see them!


September 27, 2018


Grade 8

Due: Monday, 10/1

Complete Romero Brito artworks.

Use markers and oil pastels.

Be vivid and neat!

September 19, 2018


Grade 8

Due: Monday. 9/24

Artist: Romero Britto

Choose an image that reflects a positive message for the entire school body.

Create this image in the center of your paper.

Bisect this image and the negative surrounding it with lines to create sections.

Add designs or patterns ( remember zentangles? ) to every space, or at least 50% of the spaces.

Outline with sharpies. These lines should be thick and bold.

Do not color!

We will trace them unto mural paper in class.

Grade 3 ART

Romero Brito

Homework : Due 10/11 You may hand it in earlier, if finished.

Use your markers to trace the lines and shapes in your design.

(For instance, you would color the flowers but not the space around it.

Trace all dividing lines with black marker.

Be neat. Have fun!