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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Mar 2015, 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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Mar 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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May 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Oct 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Feb 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Mar 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Jan 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Davis: 7: Value Final (88 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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Mar 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Nov 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Davis: 8: Clay: Teapots (32 artworks)
Jan 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Oct 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Mar 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Feb 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Mar 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Oct 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Davis: AS6: Clay (17 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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May 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Sep 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Mar 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Oct 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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May 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Jan 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Mar 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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Feb 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Apr 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Oct 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Davis: Free Time ART (4 artworks)
Dec 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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May 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Nov 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Mar 2015, taught by Diane Davis
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Sep 2014, taught by Diane Davis
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Apr 2015, 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.
   
 
Mar 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Individual self designed artwork created by students in Grades 6&7.
   
 
Apr 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Individual art homework projects by students in Grades 6 & 7 General Art classes.
   
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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 ...
   
 
Mar 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Students designed unique personal symbols and made foam stamps to use with clay. They created several little tablets wit ...
   
 
Ropple: 6: Element-Tree (94 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 ...
   
 
Mar 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Students invented mythical creatures that would help in solving problems, both world and personal, and would show their ...
   
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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 ...
   
 
Dec 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
In preparation for the upcoming step of the "Inner Animal" project, students experimented with the wax resist technique ...
   
 
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. ...
   
 
Feb 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
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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 ...
   
 
Mar 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Students learned a drawing strategy that uses a grid to break up a complex image into smaller parts that can be drawn mo ...
   
 
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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Feb 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Students created sketches based on a Medieval print and a Renaissance drawing by Michelangelo as part of a comparison of ...
   
 
Nov 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
Students created tempera paintings inspired by the abstract style of the Medieval period.
   
 
Apr 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Students demonstrated understanding of one point perspective by choosing a worrd to illustrate.
   
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Mar 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
For one of Quarter 3's or 4's five required projects, students created an original artwork from clay that included slab ...
   
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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 ...
   
 
Feb 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Independent work by students in Art Studio 8!
   
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Apr 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Independent work by students in Art Studio 8!
   
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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. ...
   
 
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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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 ...
   
 
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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Apr 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Students took a complex architectural sketch and simplified it into an abstract design for use in a printmaking project. ...
   
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Mar 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
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Mar 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 ...
   
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Jan 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
After developing imagery using several different idea generating processes, students chose their favorite one and create ...
   
 
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 ...
   
 
Mar 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
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May 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
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Mar 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Each student took a random page spread from a discarded book and used it as source material for a collage. They could s ...
   
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May 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Students developed their own altered books using original ideas and/or suggested themes and techniques.
   
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Mar 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
As a first project for the course, students chose a font they liked and made a letter design, filling it in with found p ...
   
 
Feb 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
As a first assignment, students brought in a found material from home or used newspaper from the classroom and created a ...
   
 
Mar 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Students worked with juxtoposition -- selecting images from a variety of sources and combining them in new ways to expre ...
   
 
Mar 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Each of these pieces use the paper weaving process to juxtapose two or more found images.
   
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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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Oct 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
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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 ...
   
 
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 ...
   
 
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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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 ...
   
 
Mar 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Students selected a photo of an inspiring landscape and interprested it in CorelDraw using Artistic Media tools.
   
 
Mar 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Students selected a work of architecture to create in vector format, using a bitmap as a reference.
   
 
Apr 2015, taught by Amy Ropple
Students selected an image from contemporary culture that they considered "iconic." Next they altered the image nine tim ...
   
 
May 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 ...
   
 
Sep 2014, taught by Amy Ropple
Students were asked to create an original and well designed composition using the SHAPE, LINE, and FILL tools in Corel D ...
   
 
Non-Exhibit Artwork (11 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)
Artwork Exhibits - 6 years ago (July 2008 - June 2009)
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for this school year ... state nation
7466 artworks #1 #39
807 fanclub members #9 #330
543 comments #5 #195
3768 artist statements #1 #11
  overall rank #1 #54
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School Awards & Honors
  2013-2014 Leadership Award
Ranked #3 in Massachusetts (#84 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 five randomly-selected students who have entered the Hall of Fame this year.
 Owen4328
awarded on 5/14/2015
 Emily29693
awarded on 5/21/2015
 Natalya177
awarded on 5/20/2015
 Robert9110
awarded on 1/24/2015
 Rachel12684
awarded on 12/9/2014
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Recent visitor comments ...
Love the Polar Bear!!!! -- Doug
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Congratulations Natalya beautiful drawing
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Great job Talia!!!! -- Roger
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Recent artist statements ...
My theme is spring time colors. To start I used black ink and a straw. I used the straw to move all of the ink all over the page. I used bright spring time colors to fill all of the different shapes. Even though I used dark blue. I still think it symbolizes spring because when its about to rain the sky gets like that dark blue. I used contrast because I mixed some of the colors together if they were placed next to each other. When I blow dried it a lot of the colors clashed. For my materials I used the black ink and water color paints. I used them because I thought they would look light and bright like spring. I like this artwork because it is all very colorful. I wish there wasn't big black spots in the middle of some areas.
written by Lindsey3626
I chose to draw the cancel sign because I think it symbolizes a big statement. I chose to use the words fight in the background because lots of people fight through cancer. One element I used is color because I used like pink, dark pink and blue. For an art principle I used imbalance. I put two letters on the left side of the sign and three on the right side. I like this piece because it symbolizes a big topic and I think how I put the smaller signs in the back. I wish I didn't use all pink for the letters because I think it would of looked better if I added different colors.
written by Lindsey3626
Abstract is a simplified version of a shape or form. I saw the big lump and the smaller one right next to it and it looked like a snail to me. I made it look like a famous character which everyone knows that is a snail by using the same colors and shapes as the character on tv. Planning out and making something is easier because you already know what it is going to be, you don't have to find it. When it was just wire, it was a bunch of random lines but when I put the stocking over it, it became a form.the best part of my sculpture is the shell because I like the design on the shell and how it came out. I could improve on the second eye because it isn't the same size as the first eye.
written by Ava3689
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