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Walter S Parker Middle
Reading, Massachusetts
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School Gallery
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Artwork Exhibits - this school year (since July 2014)
 
Oct 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Sep 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Oct 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Sep 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Nov 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Oct 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Oct 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Nov 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Oct 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Sep 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Oct 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Davis: AS7: Tempera (16 artworks)
Nov 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Davis: AS7: Watercolors (26 artworks)
Sep 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Sep 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Oct 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Oct 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Davis: Free Time ART (1 artwork)
Dec 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Nov 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Sep 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Sep 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
Self designed projects by students in Ms. Ropple's 6th and 7th grade general art class.
   
 
Nov 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
Individual self designed artwork created by students in Grades 6&7.
   
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Nov 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
As an introduction to drawing observed contour lines, students observed black and white line drawings of animals and cre ...
   
 
Ropple: 6: Element-Tree (93 artworks)
Sep 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
After learning the Art Elements, students created a work of art that features a tree. They were asked to use at least t ...
   
 
Nov 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
Having class on Halloween inspired students to make really creepy images...here are some!
   
 
Ropple: 6: Hands! (96 artworks)
Sep 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
Students cut out hand silouhettes and decorated them with personal imagery as a way of introducing themselves to Parker.
   
 
Dec 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
This project introduces students to the Principles of Design as they express their chosen "Inner Animal." Also included ...
   
 
Nov 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
As part of our investigation into how art began, students saw prehistoric resources and took "visual notes" -- small ske ...
   
 
Sep 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
An "ATC" (Artist Trading Card) is a small work of art (usually 2.5" x 3.5") that an artist makes to share with others. ...
   
 
Dec 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
In preparation for abstracting their chosen image for the Medieval painting project, students created a drawn study of t ...
   
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Oct 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
Students reviewed the art elements by creating inventing monsters and expressing them using at least three types of each ...
   
 
Ropple: 7: Hand Design (97 artworks)
Sep 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
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Oct 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
These outdoor drawings were made in about 30 minutes on 10/7/14. This drawing activity is the first step in an assigned ...
   
 
Oct 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
Self-designed projects by Art Studio 8 students.
   
 
Nov 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
Independently designed projects by students in Art Studio 8 for the second quarter. This term students were focused on ...
   
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Dec 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
Students collected shapes of things in their environment such as shoe marks on the floor, paint marks on the table tops, ...
   
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Oct 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
Students created their own imagined landscapes inspired by a place that they love, or a place of importance to them. Th ...
   
 
Sep 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
After creating an imaginative drawing using pastel, each student selected a photo of an owl to interpret using the same ...
   
 
Sep 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
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Oct 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
Students created self portraits that show a visual likeness as well as information about a place or setting they enjoy. ...
   
 
Oct 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
After seeing the trailer for the new animated film "Boxtrolls," students worked in small groups to create at least one s ...
   
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Sep 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
Students chose an image to observe and draw with pencil. They then developed five additional compositions based on the i ...
   
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Nov 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
In preparation for designing an original painting that uses a concept from artist Odilon Redon, students created two dra ...
   
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Sep 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
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Ropple: D&P: Pen and Ink (15 artworks)
Nov 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
Students chose a composition that would use at least three distinct textures. They rendered the image using drawing pens ...
   
 
Oct 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
Students were asked to select a shoe that somehow represented them, and create a composition that expressed something ab ...
   
 
Sep 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
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Oct 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
Students observed and drew at least nine different textures using online photos and/or objects.
   
 
Oct 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
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Nov 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
As an introduction to Corel Photopaint, students experimented with altering raster images using effects and selection to ...
   
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Oct 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
Students selected a photo of an inspiring landscape and interprested it in CorelDraw using Artistic Media tools.
   
 
Sep 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
Self Reflection: Once your art is uploaded to Artsonia.com, write an online artist statement that answers these questio ...
   
 
Dec 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
Students selected an image they liked from public domain resources. They next converted the file to a grayscale image, ...
   
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Oct 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
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Sep 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
We had a technical delay at the start of our class, so reverted to old fashioned design technology -- drawing! Each stu ...
   
 
Dec 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
Students created original images that could be emailed to their friends and family to celebrate a holiday. The had to us ...
   
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Nov 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
After learning about the OBJECT tool in Corel Photopaint, students selected several images of their favorite food and ar ...
   
 
Nov 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
As a second project practicing image editing and layering, students created an image that was a self portrait through ch ...
   
 
Oct 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
Learning about using fonts in CorelDraw by creating a composition of at least ten different words, altering the font pro ...
   
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Non-Exhibit Artwork (15 artworks)
Sep 2014
   
Artwork Exhibits - last school year (July 2013 - June 2014)
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for this school year ... state nation
3385 artworks #2 #57
694 fanclub members #8 #293
218 comments #9 #197
1737 artist statements #1 #10
  overall rank #1 #43
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School Awards & Honors
  2013-2014 Leadership Award
Ranked #3 in Massachusetts (#85 in the nation) for overall participation among all schools
  2013-2014 Art Publishing Award
Ranked #1 in Massachusetts (#27 in the nation) for art published among all schools
  2013-2014 Fan Clubs Award
Ranked #6 in Massachusetts (#304 in the nation) for fan club signups among all schools
  2013-2014 Comments Award
Ranked #3 in Massachusetts (#103 in the nation) for comments posted among all schools
  2013-2014 Statements Award
Ranked #1 in Massachusetts (#10 in the nation) for artist statements collected among all schools
view all awards (46 awards in all)
 
Student Hall of Fame
Shown are five randomly-selected students who have entered the Hall of Fame this year.
 Rachel12684
awarded on 12/9/2014
 Nicole6853
awarded on 11/5/2014
 Matteo40
awarded on 11/6/2014
 Alexindra1
awarded on 10/30/2014
 William11104
awarded on 11/1/2014
view all awards (388 students in all)
 
Recent visitor comments ...
Certainly not the reflection -- Doug
left for Alexindra1
Whew, Alex, this is SO different from your other pieces! How do you keep coming up with such creative ideas? Much love, Nanna -- Vivian
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Wow--this piece has come a long way since I saw it! It looks AWESOME! You are an amazing artist and I'm very proud of you! Keep up the good work! -- Mom
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Recent artist statements ...
I included a good number of Italian dishes; fried calamari, pesto pasta, and lobster tail pastry. Personal Favorites of mine were the buttered lobster and eggs benedict. And my guilty pleasures consist of five guys fries and loaded potato skins. I chose these because usually associate food with fond memories with family because my grandfather cooks for all of my expanded family on Thursday and Sunday nights. It was very challenging using the masking tool because it is hard to get precise outline with something as shaky as a mouse can be. I like the variety and the way the differences in color emphasize that variety.
written by Matteo40
For this project I chose a little chipmunk that is very cute. My three favorite are the ones on the top. They are my favorite because they are the most changed. For the effects I added my own color, texture, style, and had some balanced and others imbalanced. I think that these are worth more than the original because they have way more detail and texture. The major differences between what I produced and the original photo is that the original photo is plain and it doesn't have a lot of unique features like these ones do. It is important to take something you like and add your own things to it.
written by Jenna4743
These images represent what I love in my life, movies, animals, music, hair, and space. I chose a snow field for the background because I love the snow and think its so fascinating. I got these images from, Snow field http://www.topdesktopwallpapers.net/preview/preview.php?paper_id=129&size=1920x1200 Black lab puppy https://www.pinterest.com/pin/212795151116085804/ 5sos symbol http://imgarcade.com/1/5-sos-logo/ Curling wand http://www.groupon.com/pages/gg-eva-clipless-curling-wands The universe http://observeroftheuniverse.wordpress.com/about/ movie camera http://www.zazzle.com/old_fashioned_camera_rectangle_magnet-160757790640517545
written by Ava3689
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