• Still Life
    Items are set up on each table. Ex. Iron, Telephone, Shapes, etc.
    Students have the period to draw what they see. 
    They will be expected to use the entire page and include overlapping, shadow, table line, etc.
     Still Life   Still Life 2
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  • Lines & Hands
    Students learn about lines: Geometric lines and Organic lines. 
    They also will learn different types of drawing: Blind Contour, Continuous Line and Contour Line.
    Continuous Line:                       Blind Contour:                           Contour Line:
    Continuous Line    Blind Contour    Contour Line

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  • Perspective Drawing
    This is longer project that teaches students about drawing pictures that are 3-D and not flat. They will learn about the Horizon line, vanishing points and get very familiar with rulers. 
    Perspective Drawing  
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  • Shapes & Forms
    Students will learn how to make 2-D shapes into 3-D forms. 
    They will then learn how to show a light source and determine how the shading takes place. 
     Shape into Form
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  • Comic Enlargement
    Students will earn about the Artist Chuck Close, who specializes in making a piece of artwork out of many small pieces of artwork. 
    They will take a regular sized comic, draw a graph over it and recreate the comic on a larger scaled graph. 
    Comic Enlargement  
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  • Cultural Heritage Quilt Square
    Students will start with an interview of a family member. They will then research more information on where their family comes from. They will design a rough draft of a quilt square. 
    Once completed, they design and create a final draft quilt square that displays 3 cultural images, 2 personal images and 1 pattern. This can be done with any medium they choose. 
    We then put these quilt squares together to make a class quilt. 
     Cultural Heritage Quilt
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  • Advanced Color Wheel
    Since most students learned about the color wheel as 7th graders, 8th graders will draw and paint an advanced color wheel, which goes over shades and tints of each color. 
    Advanced Color Wheel  
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  • Monochromatic/Geometric
    This is a project that touches back on geometric shapes. 
    They will draw about 20 geometric shapes overlapping one another. 
    They then outline the shapes with sharpie and use one color of the color wheel to make different tints and shades. 
    Each section of the shapes will be a different tint or shade of the color chosen.
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  • Interpretation Painting
    This is usually a project that is done in place of the ceramic box if we should run out of time. 
    Students study artists and choose one, along with a piece of artwork by that artist. 
    They then draw and design their own piece of artwork that goes along with that artist’s style of painting. 
    This is a broad project that allows the students to be very creative and unique. 
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