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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Jan 2015, taught by Diane Davis
Students studied cave art and experiemented with making their own paints and tools. They looked at modern artist Phil Ha ...
   
 
Sep 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Oct 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Jan 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Davis: 7: Value Final (16 artworks)
Jan 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Davis: 7: Value Practice (122 artworks)
Jan 2015, 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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Davis: 8: Clay: Teapots (29 artworks)
Jan 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Oct 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Davis: AS6: Clay (13 artworks)
Jan 2015, 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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Jan 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Jan 2015, 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 (5 artworks)
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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Jan 2015, 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.
   
 
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 ...
   
 
Dec 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
In preparation for the upcoming step of the "Inner Animal" project, students experimented with the wax resist technique ...
   
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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. ...
   
 
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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Nov 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
Students created tempera paintings inspired by the abstract style of the Medieval period.
   
 
Jan 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Many students have chosen to work directly off appropriated images during quarters 1 and 2. The images often are direct ...
   
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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 ...
   
 
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 ...
   
 
Jan 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
After casting a simple mask form from a mold, students added forms using cardboard and crumpled paper to transform it in ...
   
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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. ...
   
 
Jan 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
After developing imagery using several different idea generating processes, students chose their favorite one and create ...
   
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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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Jan 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
After completing their canvases, students imported photos of their work and experimented with Corel Photopaint to create ...
   
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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 ...
   
 
Sep 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
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Jan 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
After completing a complex watercolor painting, students cut up technique experiment swatches and made collages represen ...
   
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Ropple: D&P: Pen and Ink (17 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 ...
   
 
Dec 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
This project followed a series of color mixing and technique experiments. Students chose a season to illustrate using or ...
   
 
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.
   
 
Ropple: DAS1: CD DESIGN (37 artworks)
Jan 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
For a final class project, students invented their own music groups and designed CD packaging. This involves using both ...
   
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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 ...
   
 
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, ...
   
 
Jan 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
These images are invented "hybrid" creatures. Making these images involved using the "Objects" manager and a variety of ...
   
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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 ...
   
 
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
4990 artworks #1 #22
712 fanclub members #8 #313
309 comments #5 #153
2173 artist statements #1 #9
  overall rank #1 #39
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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.
 Robert9110
awarded on 1/24/2015
 Autumn3459
awarded on 1/20/2015
 Ava2929
awarded on 10/15/2014
 Joseph5275
awarded on 11/26/2014
 William11104
awarded on 11/1/2014
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Recent visitor comments ...
Nice work. Bow wow -- Doug
left for Jennifer6973
great drawing billy, love it--auntie -- Donna
left for William11104
Love it! Such bright, happy energy to it and a nice burst of spring in the dead of winter. Keep up the great work! Love the technique! -- Katie
left for Alexindra1
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Recent artist statements ...
I made a coil lid because I think that it keeps the lid from sliding off. I made a flat bottom because I think that it best represents a robot. I chose slab because it makes the most sense to make a rectangle out of a slab. This was my favorite pot because it was a challenge as I've never made a teapot before. This pot came out well and it was very fun to make.
written by Matthew17498
I made a clay project to hold spoons when you are using them on the stove. I used a stamp to make heart shapes on it. I tried to balance out the hearts on both sides. i made this so it was useful and you wouldn't need to keep cleaning up a mess on the stove while you are cooking. I liek the hearts because they show peace and love. I could improve on this by making it bigger so you could put more stuff on it.
written by Josh8168
My pot's theme is an apartment building. I used slabe to make the building and coil to make the handles. sIt is a tall rectangular building with a door on one side and five windows on the other side. All of the windows and doors have little half circle awnings. There are three steps leading up to the door. the lid is square with a ridge to keep it on the pot. My handle looks like a bass clef, and it has a little heart on it. I used line and form as art elements in my pot. The form of my pot was the way it was square. I used line to draw the windows, doors and steps on my pot. I used rhythm in my pot because the windows are evenly spaced. My pot is unique because it is made more carefully than store bought pots and the windows are a bit cartoonish. I want people to notice the little details of my pot, like the little heart on the handle. I want them to feel inspired to try a new art form. My favorite part was the teapot because it required lots of planning and then lots of time to make it work, but in the end it is something you can actually use, which is pretty cool. I walked away from this course feeling much more confident at an art form I didn't think I would be good at.
written by Phoebe449
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