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Art Gallery
Mrs. O'Connell
Art Teacher

 

6th Grade Projects 7th Grade Projects 8th Grade Projects

 

6th Grade Op Art Gallery


Students used markers to create an optical illusion with repeated lines and shapes. Changing the amount of space between lines helps to create areas that appear to recede into space or come forward out of space.

 

6th Grade Grant Wood
Painted Landscape Gallery


Students studied the Art and life of Grant Wood. They then created a landscape in his style and painted it with watercolors. They were required to have things like farm buildings, trees, and hills and to create the look of a rural 1930’s type Iowa landscape. They were also required to have at least 3 different values of green and experimented in mixing it themselves.

 

6th Grade Paper Masks


Students created masks from oak tag, made them 3-D, added patterns with markers, and then embellished them with things like feathers, buttons, pipe cleaners, sequins, raffia, jute, etc. When finished, they were mounted on black construction paper.

 

6th Grade Clayscape


S
tudents created a landscape in clay in the style of Grand Wood. Each clayscape was painted after it was fired.

 

 

7th Grade Batik Fish & Frogs Gallery

Students first drew a fish or frog with a simple background. Second the whole paper was colored with bright colored crayons in a thick layer. Step three was to wad their paper up in a ball to create wrinkles in the paper. After the paper was smoothed out it was painted with black tempera paint.  The last step was to rinse off the paint from the surface of the paper and let it dry.

7th Grade Blended Faces Gallery

Students created 2 faces and painted them with tempera paint. Each face was cut in strips and glued to another sheet of paper, alternating the strips.

7th Grade Half Faces Gallery

Students chose a black and white photo copy of a face which was cut in half. They glued down one side and drew the other side with a pencil adding in the values of light and dark they saw from the photo of that side of the face. They had the option of using blending sticks to blend the pencil shading or using their finger to do the same.

7th Grade Painted Landscapes

Students could pick whatever landscape they wanted for this project. They had to incorporate at lease 4 trees somewhere as well as filling the foreground, middleground, and background. They also had to mix all their colors and not use any paint straight from the paint palette.

7th Grade Textured Word Gallery

Students created a 4-5 letter word in bubble or block letters. Inside each letter students designed a visual texture. A border was also added. This project was done with markers, colored pencils, and/or crayons.

 

8th Grade Two-Point Streets Gallery

Students used 2 vanishing points to line up their streets, sidewalks and buildings. Each project was then colored with colored pencil, marker, or crayon. Each project had to have at least 3 buildings, a sidewalk with lines, a street with a broken line down the middle, 3 different wall treatments on the buildings. Each building also had to have a window or a sign and a door. Students could choose the names of the buildings.

8th Grade Abstract Space Gallery

Students used overlapping, diminishing sizes, pattern, placement, color and linear perspective to create the illusion of deep space in these abstract compositions. They also added at least 3 shapes that are extended into the border.

8th Grade O'Keeffe Oil Pastels Gallery

Students observed examples of Georgia O’Keeffe’s work and studied her life. The characteristics of her painted flowers were to be included in each 8th grader’s painting. These include:

  • The use of “cropping” where the edges of the flower are extended past the edge of the paper
     

  • Blending analogous colors in each petal for depth
     

  • The use of a contrasting color in the background

8th Grade O'Keeffe Watercolor Flowers Gallery

Students observed examples of Georgia O’Keeffe’s work and studied her life. The characteristics of her painted flowers were to be included in each 8th grader’s painting. These include:

  • The use of “cropping” where the edges of the flower are extended past the edge of the paper

  • Blending analogous colors in each petal for depth

  • The use of a contrasting color in the background