Walter S Parker Middle
Reading, Massachusetts
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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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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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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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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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Sep 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
Self designed projects by students in Ms. Ropple's 6th and 7th grade general art class.
   
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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 ...
   
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Ropple: 6: Hands! (95 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.
   
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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. ...
   
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Ropple: 7: Hand Design (86 artworks)
Sep 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
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Oct 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
Self-designed projects by Art Studio 8 students.
   
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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 ...
   
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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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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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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 ...
   
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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
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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 ...
   
 
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 ...
   
 
Non-Exhibit Artwork (15 artworks)
Sep 2014
   
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for this school year ... state nation
1382 artworks #1 #67
562 fanclub members #8 #196
56 comments #8 #243
218 artist statements #4 #104
  overall rank #1 #49
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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
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Student Hall of Fame
Shown are the students who have entered the Hall of Fame this year.
 Ava2929
awarded on 10/15/2014
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Recent visitor comments ...
LOVE THE BOW!!!!!! -- MOM
left for Catherine2288
Love the shading...cute enough to be a toy! -- MOM
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Such a great job billy! looks just like Blake. -- auntie donna
left for William11104
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Recent artist statements ...
I drew a realistic dream catcher. It's drawn from observing 3 different pictures of dream catchers I found on the Internet. I used ideas from each of the pictures so that I was more original. I only used one color, brown, to make all the attention from the viewer go to the feathers. Even though the color is the same, it blends well with the feathers' colors. I mad this because I love what dream catchers are meant to do, which is keep the bad dreams away and catch the good dreams. I recently have got myself a dream catcher when I was on vacation in Martha's Vineyard and I love it. My motivation was that I love the idea of what they are meant to do. Also I don't think a lot of people know about these so I drew one, hoping that they would get noticed more. I think this came out really well. I especially love how the feathers I used were real, I didn't take the easy way out by drawing them. I also really love how the three circles in the dream catcher look exactly the same. I think the real, 3D feathers makes the project look really good because since they are real, it make the whole dream catcher look real. Maybe I could've made the inside of the circles have more detail and design in them because right now they look kind of boring.
written by Rachel9709
In my pot I put my initials so that everyone will know that it is my work. But on the outside
written by Thomas7289
I made a series of self-portraits for this work. They are three pencil drawings, one of my face and hand, one of my hand, and another of my fist. In this picture, I used color to create a strong contrast between the brightly-colored cherries and the soft black-and-whie pencil drawings. This also emphasizes the cherries so that they are the first thing you see. I did this on purpose because I wanted to draw attention to the seriousness and intensity of the rest of the drawing and add I something fun. This project is meaningful to me because not only am I the subject of the drawings, but I feel that they represent me in some ways; mostly, I'm pretty serious and not very fun or exciting, but I also love hanging out with my friends and there is a part of me that is vivid and outgoing. I like many parts of this project. First, I like the sketchy drawing style I used. I also like the drawings themselves, because they are recognizable as me but also because they look realistic, and they represent me. However, my favorite part of this project is probably the cherries because they are so different and fun. One thing that didn't go as well in this was the drawing of my face;it seems a little misaligned. Also, none of the drawings are as detailed as they could b
written by Madeline2582
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