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 (12 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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Nov 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Sep 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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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 ...
   
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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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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!
   
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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 ...
   
 
Ropple: 7: Hand Design (98 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 ...
   
 
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 ...
   
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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 ...
   
 
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.
   
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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 (15 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)
Artwork Exhibits - 4 years ago (July 2010 - June 2011)
Artwork Exhibits - 5 years ago (July 2009 - June 2010)
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for this school year ... state nation
2834 artworks #1 #38
674 fanclub members #8 #230
162 comments #9 #165
1424 artist statements #1 #10
  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.
 Ashley12465
awarded on 11/7/2014
 Cameron11924
awarded on 11/8/2014
 Nicole6853
awarded on 11/5/2014
 Matteo40
awarded on 11/6/2014
 Christopher14607
awarded on 10/29/2014
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Recent visitor comments ...
Puts me in the mood for Thanksgiving!!! -- Alberto
left for Natalya177
I love this picture! It reminds me of Fall and Thanksgiving!! I think you did a great job with the flowers, they are so realistic! Great job! :) -- Mom
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Interesting... I like it! -- Jaclyn
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Recent artist statements ...
Composition is when you organize your thoughts on where you want to put things on your paper.I put the pumpkin on the left hand side of the paper because when people are reading they read read from left to right and so people will look at the pumpkin on the left first. I like the flowers because they are big and it reminds me of outside. They also pop out because of the orange colors. I wish that I had drawn little flowers drawn on the ground to look like fall and flowers falling during the season.
written by Dayana191
Composititon is looking at something and observing it and deciding where you want the things to be in your picture. I put one pumpkin on the left and one on the right side. I wanted to have two pumpkins because everyone else had one. I put them on both sides so the picture would be balanced. What I like best is that the two pumpkins look different from each other. I could improve on my leaves because they don't really look like leaves, they look like blobs.
written by Lindsey3626
composition is where you place things in the picture and how you make them. I decided to have the pom pom flowers at the bottom of the picture and to make the pumpkin in the center to catch the viewers eye. I also had to decide where to put the horizon line and what color to put in the background. I used green in the background to make the pumpkin pop. I like the pumpkin stem the best because it has a variety of browns in it and it looks real. If I were to improve it, I would add more detail in the pumpkin, by adding texture by rolling the oil pastels to make the texture.
written by Lauren2204
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