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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Oct 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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Sep 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Oct 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Davis: AS7: Watercolors (27 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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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.
   
 
Ropple: 6: Element-Tree (76 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 ...
   
 
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.
   
 
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. ...
   
 
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 ...
   
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Ropple: 7: Hand Design (94 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.
   
 
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 ...
   
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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 ...
   
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Sep 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
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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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Sep 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
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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 ...
   
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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.
   
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Oct 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
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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.
   
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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 ...
   
 
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 ...
   
 
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 (16 artworks)
Sep 2014
   
Artwork Exhibits - last school year (July 2013 - June 2014)
Artwork Exhibits - 2 years ago (July 2012 - June 2013)
Artwork Exhibits - 3 years ago (July 2011 - June 2012)
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for this school year ... state nation
2315 artworks #1 #31
655 fanclub members #7 #175
91 comments #10 #208
688 artist statements #2 #23
  overall rank #1 #27
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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.
 Emily26142
awarded on 10/30/2014
 Alexindra1
awarded on 10/30/2014
 Jennifer6973
awarded on 10/27/2014
 William11104
awarded on 11/1/2014
 Christopher14607
awarded on 10/29/2014
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Recent visitor comments ...
Even though I saw you make this, I still think it's pretty cool. Nice work! Makes me want to go out and melt a box of crayons! -- Daddy
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I love the angles in this design. The diagonal lines create great movement! -- Ms. Ropple
left for Rachel12684
Ava, this is so cool! I love it. Awesome job.... -- Auntie Titi
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Recent artist statements ...
I painted a picture of the Disney Castle. I painted it in monochromatic colors of blue. I did this because I saw a painting of the castle and I wanted to try it out. I have a silouette of Minnie and Mickey mouse on the side in black to it really pops out. I made the lines stand out in the castle. I paid a lot of attention to the detail. I worked very hard on this piece and it paid off.
written by Jacquelyn266
1. This is a drawing of a flower that has a lot of detail. 2. In this piece I used the water colors in the background to give it texture. 3. I made this because I saw something like this on the Internet but I changed it to make it original. 4. I like how this project came out because all of the colors go together and the background gives it a lot of texture, but I would maybe add on to it to improve it.
written by Alexandra4139
In this artwork, a figure is shown fearing the rain to dancing in the rain with a quote and lots of color. With this artwork, I used contrast to use black for the figure and not show color in the person to have the person stand out more in front of the colorful rain. I chose to make the rain colorful because it really makes the rain seem more dramatic and brighten up the picture. I made this picture because I really was motivated to paint a picture representing a quote I find meaningful to me. I had trouble thinking of a quote because I love so many I couldn't narrow down one that is meaningful to me. Finally, I thought of the quote my mom always used to tell me when I was a kid that I need to learn to dance in the rain and live life when I was being difficult. I especially love the figure because even though I didn't show her face or anything, I sense so much detail coming off of her and it really stands out with the background. I am proud of this skill of contrast that I can now use anytime I want. In this project, I think the quote letters could be improved so they stand out more so maybe I could paint the black, let it dry, then paint the white so it really stands out and not have black in some letters.
written by Katelyn3982
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