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Middle School Art

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Sculptural Paper Relief

Relief sculpture is an art form that is midway between painting and sculpture in the round. It is a process in which the subject stands out or projects a surface from the background. The surface can be several levels including high relief (deep or almost in the round) or low relief (shallow) or anywhere in between. To create their relief sculptures, seventh graders first learned about the difference between shape and form. A shape is two-dimensional (it has height and width) whereas a form is three-dimensional (it not only has height and width but also depth). Students experimented creating forms out of basic paper shapes by rolling, bending, folding and gluing them. After trying a variety of forms, students chose their favorite and created sixty variations of that form. Students then considered space and balance to position their forms into their final sculptural arrangement. These look awesome on display as they protrude from the wall- it's hard to really see the depth in these individual photos, but the shadows and dimension are super cool up close! Some photos of the students folding, rolling, arranging and gluing: The final pieces: Some views from an angle and up close:

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Free Coloring Pages - Coloring Pages Collection - Download Coloring on My Coloring Researches

My Coloring Researches is a Free Coloring Pages Collection of Coloring Gallery with thousands of free coloring, coloring images for you to download

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Textured abstract art with unique art medium

For years, I’ve been on the hunt for an inexpensive yet effective tool to create texture in art projects. We were recently remodeling our house and I was watching as my husband using a caulking gun on our new baseboards. I started asking him a thousand questions like how do you use that thing?…. how ... Read more

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The Ramblings of a Middle School Art Teacher

Teaching students to create and learning right along side them.

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8th Grade: Zentangle Landscapes

8th Graders used patterns and visual textures to create designs called Zentangles. These types of patterns are characterized by the repetition and movement of lines.  Students also worked with...

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Flora and Fauna Printmaking

For their printmaking project this quarter, fifth grade girls created stylized (which means simplified) animal drawings which they transferred to a rubber-like printing plate. Using a tool called a gouge, students focused on balancing the positive and negative space in their carving. Finished plates were printed with colorful inks and papers to create the center image of the project. For the border, the girls created a 2" printing block on which they carved a "fauna" design that would go with the habitat of their animal (in most cases, although we started to get creative and we wound up with a border of worms for the bird, barns for the pig, seashells, etc.). Here are a few pics of the girls printing, followed by the finished work:

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Mrs. Kamp's Canvas: Adventures in Middle School Art!

In this project, fifth graders first thought about what materials a gnome might use to build his or her house in the woods- moss, sticks, acorns, mushrooms, leaves, bark, etc. After sketching out a design, students learned how to roll clay using a rolling pin and wooden slats to create a slab of consistent thickness. Most students then stood the slabs up to create cylinders that became the walls of their gnome house (a few other methods were used depending on the design). Additional slab roofs and other details were carefully added and beautifully glazed later. The results were whimsical and fun!

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Osage Trail Middle School ART on Instagram: “Tessellations are a fun project to do with kiddos and a great way to teach pattern 🤩 . . I have step-by-step directions and quick reference…”

483 Likes, 4 Comments - Osage Trail Middle School ART (@mrs._hamiltons_art_class) on Instagram: “Tessellations are a fun project to do with kiddos and a great way to teach pattern 🤩 . . I have…”

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Bricks & Wood- School Art Activities

I'm a primary (elementary) teacher who runs an after-school art club. This blog records all of my art activities with instructions and examples of work that my club produces. I also post artwork from my usual class.

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