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Walter S Parker Middle
Reading, Massachusetts
Welcome to Parker Middle School's visual arts gallery on Artsonia! Thank you for visiting and supporting the work that these fantastic art students create. Should you want to purchase any of the items advertised on this site, please know that a percentage of purchase cost is returned to Parker to help buy art supplies for the school. Also, feel free to leave comments for the students about their art. Thank you!
  
School Gallery
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Browse Art by Grade: 4th 6th 7th 8th 
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 (15 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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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 ...
   
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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.
   
 
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
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.
   
 
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 ...
   
 
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 ...
   
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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
2979 artworks #1 #40
680 fanclub members #8 #248
175 comments #9 #166
1437 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.
 Joseph5275
awarded on 11/26/2014
 Cameron11924
awarded on 11/8/2014
 Jennifer6973
awarded on 10/27/2014
 Matteo40
awarded on 11/6/2014
 Christopher14607
awarded on 10/29/2014
view all awards (384 students in all)
 
Recent visitor comments ...
Frankie, This is cool! Made me smile because it is so you. You love meat. What is the green food? Mom
left for Franklyn25
Funny art work you did here. -- Cedric
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Really love this one!! -- MOM
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Recent artist statements ...
Composition is your where you put things in a drawing. I made the side with the skull have more visual weight than the other side. But I also positioned the skull so that it stairs at the other side of the page. In doing so that makes you look at the other side of the page because of the position of the eyes on the skull. I also made the background dark so the skull and the leaves behind it pop out.
written by Bryce5277
Composition is where you put an object and how you draw it in a drawing. I think I made my drawing balanced. I like my flowers that I drew the best. I think that I could improve on filling in the white.
written by Isabella4519
The materials I used for this picture was watercolors, watercolor paper amd sharpie. I chose these materials because I represented the water and needed the water colors to show that, I used the sharpie to write the words to make it look fine, and it all works well on watercolor paper. My intention for this piece was to blend the colors and show dark spots and light spots in the ocean, also make it look like an ocean. I tried to show this by using more water to make lighter spots and less water to make darker spots. I also used tone to make the different scenes in the picture stand out. I think I did the background of the ocean well showing different shades of depth in the ocean and color aI could improve on not blending the black and water on bottom to make it look less sloppy. Other than that I am very happy how this piece came out.
written by Katelyn3982
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