Walter S Parker Middle
Reading, Massachusetts
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Artwork Projects - this school year (since July 2015)
 
Oct 2015, taught by Diane Davis
Students looked out the art room windows to observe the fall leaves. They chose one part of the surrounding landscape to ...
   
 
Nov 2015, taught by Diane Davis
Students experimented with making their own drawing tools and paints. this project had them working on unusual backgroun ...
   
 
Jan 2016, taught by Diane Davis
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Davis: 6: Zentangle (82 artworks)
Aug 2015, taught by Diane Davis
Zentangles are a form of controlled doodling, intended to calm the mind by drawing repeating elements to fill a shape. Z ...
   
 
Oct 2015, taught by Diane Davis
Students went on a nature hike, bringing into the school leaves, acorns and other interesting looking items to make a mi ...
   
 
Dec 2015, taught by Diane Davis
Students practiced the rules for one point perspective, and created words with shadows using perspective, and illustrate ...
   
 
Jan 2016, taught by Diane Davis
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Sep 2015, taught by Diane Davis
Being creative can be learned. You can use words to brainstorm ideas, experiment with materials to be inspired or use vi ...
   
 
Nov 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Oct 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Sep 2015, taught by Diane Davis
Students looked at background, middle ground and foreground in paintings and how the use of color effects both the land ...
   
 
Dec 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Davis: AS6: Ink blowing (19 artworks)
Jan 2016, taught by Diane Davis
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Davis: AS6: Pen and Ink (11 artworks)
Sep 2015, taught by Diane Davis
How does ink work differently from paint? How is it similar or different to pencil? We experimented with hatching, cross ...
   
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Dec 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Davis: AS7: Pen and Ink (21 artworks)
Jan 2016, taught by Diane Davis
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Dec 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Davis: AS7: Rule of 3 (20 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Sep 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Sep 2015, taught by Diane Davis
Students need 4 projects for the term. They must design, plan, sketch, and execute their projects, and add an artist sta ...
   
 
Sep 2015, taught by Diane Davis
We began the year with brainstorming techniques and multiple ways to gain ideas when blocked. Creativity is taking ideas ...
   
 
Davis: Free Art (14 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Jan 2016, taught by Diane Davis
Inspired by the quotes on snapple lids, students made pictures based on part or the whole quotes on random lids. A creat ...
   
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Dec 2015, taught by Diane Davis
students put their name into an app to find the fantasy version of their name, and info on some of the adventures their ...
   
 
Dec 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Sep 2015, taught by Diane Davis
Students imagined they lived 5,000 years ago, as cave artists, with no stores to buy art supplies. How do you make art? ...
   
 
Sep 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Nov 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Davis:8: Ceramic Stones (26 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by Diane Davis
Students learned how to roll slabs, make textures, work with a drape mold and put together two forms to make a hollow sh ...
   
 
Nov 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Jan 2016, taught by Diane Davis
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Jan 2016, taught by Diane Davis
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Oct 2015, taught by Diane Davis
Students worked on finding a word for their larger theme, then adding a descriptive word to it, then adding an action wo ...
   
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Nov 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Oct 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Nov 2015, taught by Diane Davis
Students started with an observation drawing, working from live plants. From there, they added organic and geometric sha ...
   
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Feb 2016, taught by Diane Davis
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Jan 2016, taught by Diane Davis
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Oct 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Nov 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Jan 2016, taught by Amy Ropple
Students answered the question "If you were an animal, what would you be?" and then found a visual resource of their sub ...
   
 
Jan 2016, taught by Amy Ropple
These are colorful experiments that students created while learning about line quality and wax resist.
   
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Jan 2016, taught by Amy Ropple
As part of a unit on medieval art, students created their own reliquaries out of clay. They needed to identify something ...
   
 
Nov 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
As an extra fun project, students designed new Google banner ads inspired by the online "Doodle 4 Google" contest.
   
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Nov 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
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Jan 2016, taught by Amy Ropple
Independently designed projects from students in Grade 6 and 7 General Art classes.
   
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Nov 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Students learned a technique for contour drawing and practiced it by observing a complex animal line drawing. Emphasis w ...
   
 
Jan 2016, taught by Amy Ropple
After carefully observing their chosen "inner animal," students learned about the Principles of Design (balance/imbalanc ...
   
 
Oct 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
After learning about the Art Elements, students were asked to create compositions about the theme of a tree, focusing on ...
   
 
Nov 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Students looked at the first images made by people and took visual notes about the cave drawings and sculptures they saw ...
   
 
Sep 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Students reviewed the art elements by creating inventing monsters and expressing them using at least three types of each ...
   
 
Feb 2016, taught by Amy Ropple
Students chose a special object to hold in their hand and observe, creating a drawing that showed both their hand and so ...
   
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Jan 2016, taught by Amy Ropple
Students spent a period reviewing the contour drawing process and creating a page of hand studies in preparation for the ...
   
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Nov 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Using the RADIAL SYMMETRY TOOL in the SUMOPAINT digital art program (free to use at Sumopaint.com) students created thei ...
   
 
Nov 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
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Jan 2016, taught by Amy Ropple
These cardboard mask collages show facial feature abstraction.
   
 
Oct 2015, 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 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Students created pastel drawings about a dream, real or imagined, using curves and diagonals to create a feeling of unre ...
   
 
Nov 2015, 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 2015, 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 2016, taught by Amy Ropple
students selected magazine pictures and developed original compositions around them.
   
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Jan 2016, taught by Amy Ropple
Students identified and described a "journey" and represented it using maps as paper within their artwork.
   
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Jan 2016, taught by Amy Ropple
Some students experimented with digital art this term using Sumopaint.com.
   
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Ropple: AS7S1: Painting! (23 artworks)
Nov 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Students explored painting on canvas by creating an original composition, and deciding how abstract or realistic their a ...
   
 
Jan 2016, taught by Amy Ropple
Sketching shoes!
   
 
Sep 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Students chose an image to observe and draw with pencil. They then developed five additional compositions based on the i ...
   
 
Oct 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Art Studio 8 took advantage of beautiful weather on 10/8 to go outside and observe a tree in the schoolyard. Each artwo ...
   
 
Sep 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
independently designed art projects by students in Art Studio 8, Quarter 1.
   
 
Jan 2016, taught by Amy Ropple
Independently designed and created projects by students in Art Studio 8.
   
 
Sep 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
These drawings are not finished masterpieces. They are practice drawings using blind, continuous line, and looking conto ...
   
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Jan 2016, taught by Amy Ropple
Free choice pieces based on meaningful subjects and techniques by the students in Drawing and Painting Elective
   
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Oct 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Students were given a textural object to observe and draw with an ebony pencil as a pre-project activity.
   
 
Jan 2016, taught by Amy Ropple
This project followed a series of color mixing and technique experiments. Students chose a season to illustrate using or ...
   
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Oct 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
if you were a shoe, what would you be, and why? Students created a drawn composition that represented them through use ...
   
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Sep 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Drawings from individual sketchbooks, peer shared every Day 1.
   
 
Oct 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Students used photographic visual resources to create a sampler of twelve textures. The focus was on adding value to dr ...
   
 
Nov 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Bringing together first quarter skills into an ebony pencil drawing of a small toy, creating form, texture, and accurate ...
   
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Oct 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Crumpled paper drawings in pencil, and black and white studies of popcorn.
   
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Nov 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
As a first project using the raster program Photopaint, students experimented with filters and effects to create a varie ...
   
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Sep 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Students used the Artistic Media tools in CorelDraw X4 to create interesting landscape or seascape compositions.
   
 
Jan 2016, taught by Amy Ropple
These images are invented "hybrid" creatures. Making these images involved using the "Objects" manager and a variety of ...
   
 
Sep 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
This exhibit features digital artwork made in addition to class assignments. Enjoy!
   
 
Ropple: DA: Logo Design (21 artworks)
Nov 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Students invented a company or product and created original logo designs to represent their ideas. They created a design ...
   
 
Oct 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Create a collage of at least twelve text objects that express an idea that is not stated on the page. Use object propert ...
   
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Nov 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
As a second project practicing image editing and layering, students created an image that was a self portrait through ch ...
   
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Sep 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Students learned basic CorelDraw functions by creating a graphic based on a specific theme or idea.
   
 
Nov 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Each student chose a painting, drawing, collage, or print that is considered a "masterpiece." Using Corel Draw and/or P ...
   
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Ropple: DAS1: CD DESIGN (18 artworks)
Jan 2016, taught by Amy Ropple
Creating a musical CD design that could be printed and put in a jewel case!
   
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Sep 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Students selected an example of architecture that they found interesting and created it using CorelDrawX4. this involved ...
   
 
Sep 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Sixth Graders began the year by creating three Artist Trading cards based on the following themes: an abstract design, " ...
   
 
Sep 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Imagine, Observe, and Free Choice assignments. Created by students in Grades 6 and 7 General Art Classes.
   
 
Jan 2016, taught by Amy Ropple
We gathered objects from outside and pressed them into clay, creating relief designs. We then painted them with undergla ...
   
 
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Aug 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Non-Exhibit Artwork (2 artworks)
Nov 2015
   
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Activity this school year (since July 2015)
4310 published artworks 177 comments
 
1631 artist statements 522 artist fans
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School Awards & Honors
  2014-2015 Leadership Award
Ranked #1 in Massachusetts (#30 in the nation) for overall participation among all schools
  2014-2015 Art Publishing Award
Ranked #1 in Massachusetts (#28 in the nation) for art published among all schools
  2014-2015 Fan Clubs Award
Ranked #8 in Massachusetts (#263 in the nation) for fan club signups among all schools
  2014-2015 Comments Award
Ranked #5 in Massachusetts (#119 in the nation) for comments posted among all schools
  2014-2015 Statements Award
Ranked #1 in Massachusetts (#9 in the nation) for artist statements collected among all schools
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Student Hall of Fame
Shown are five randomly-selected students who have entered the Hall of Fame this year.
 William11104
awarded on 1/25/2016
 Natalya177
awarded on 1/28/2016
 Shaina285
awarded on 2/4/2016
 Ashley18213
awarded on 12/11/2015
 Cameron11924
awarded on 1/14/2016
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Recent visitor comments ...
This could be my all time favorite! Love the texture and colors. It looks so peaceful. This definitely needs a special place in your home! Excellent work! -- grammie
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Your creativity is obvious in this piece. Looks like you had so much fun, and I love all the colors and textures. I'd love to see the finished mask! Great work! -- grammie
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Love this! Colors, textures and details. Very interesting use of wax, paints and water. This would look beautiful in a frame. You are so talented! -- grammie
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Recent artist statements ...
I chose the Moose because they are peaceful but can be active and violent when angered. I like the action in the Moose. Composition is a more detailed drawing that uses many art elements and is specifically set on a certain place on the page compared to a quick sketch.I chose movement as my art principle because I like to be active and play sports. I also chose harmony because I like to be relaxed. There is movement in the shape because your eyes travel all over the page and all over the page then back to the Moose. I chose to fill the page with background so the page was filled with an Alaska setting. I like the idea of the Moose in Alaska and I liked the the way my original sketch came out. I don't like how the watercolor spread all over the page because the crayon did not resist it very well.
written by Rocco570
This is a clay relief sculpture that looks like a leaf with raindrops on it. I used green color for the leaf to balance it out, I used emphasis on the raindrops to make them stick like a pattern out like real raindrops on an actual leaf and movement in the background by making wave lines. I was trying to make a leaf with raindrops on it. I got the idea from a nature picture online and I thought it looked pretty so I decided to do it. I think my best part of my piece was the drops on the leaf because I really like the way it sticks out and the way it looks on it. I could have improved on the texture on the leaf or the border on the outside and made it darker.
written by Lily8158
This is a clay wolf relief. It kind of looks like a horse. I made it out of clay. I used brown color for its coat. I made it so the fur popped out, which emphasized the fur. . I balenced it out by adding a light color to the background by making it a mix of lights and darks. I was trying to make a wolf but it kind of looks like a horse. The best part is the face because it has a lot of detail. I think I could improve on the neatness on the frame around it.
written by Emily34304
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