Art Feb. 12-16

Radial Symmetry Projects


Students have finished recreating Greek Pottery Designs using Radial symmetry and earth colors.

For those students who have still not turned in their projects and evaluations, they may still hand them in tomorrow February 13 throughout the day.

For our next project Egyptian Papyrus students will need to bring a roll of gauze and a tablespoon of instant coffee.  We will begin to work on the project Friday February 16th.


Art Jan 29-Feb 2

Greek Pottery Project

Students will continue to recreate the style and designs used in Greek Pottery. They Are learning to create Radial Symmetry. They are using Crayolas and Oil pastels as a medium.

Art Jan. 22-26

Shattered Panel Project

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The word “value” is used a lot when speaking about art. And with good reason.  Value is is an element of art. Value deals with the lightness or darkness.  Since we see objects and understand objects because of how dark or light they are, value is incredibly important to art.

Value deals directly to light.  We see things because light reflects off of objects and goes into our eyes.  Our mind processes the light and rationalizes what we are seeing.  Without light, we cannot see anything. In order to draw or paint in a way that creates an illusion of what we normally see, we must fully understand light and how it reacts on surfaces.  Value is the key to the illusion of light.  This is why value is so incredibly important to drawing and painting.

Students are using a cubist style drawing as an introduction to value. They are creating non- color value uising ebony pencils and drawing paper as a medium.


Art Jan.22-26

Greek Mythology Project


Greek pottery, the pottery of the ancient Greeks, important both for the beauty of its forms and decoration and for the light it sheds on the development of Greek pictorial art. Because fired clay pottery is highly durable, and few or no Greek works in wood, textile, or wall painting have survived, the painted decoration of this pottery has become the main source of information about the process whereby Greek artists gradually solved the many problems of representing three-dimensional objects and figures on a flat or curved surface. The large number of surviving examples is also the result of a much wider reliance on pottery vessels in a period when other materials were expensive or unknown. The Greeks used pottery vessels primarily to store, transport, and drink such liquids as wine and water. Smaller pots were used as containers for perfumes and unguents.

Students are currently working on recreating this form of art using oil pastes as a medium.

Language Arts – January 8th – 12th

Welcome Back Students!

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone has had a safe and restful vacation. This week we will be slowly getting back into the swing of things.

This quarter, we will be reading an exciting and faced paced novel by Andy Mulligan called Trash. The book follows a group of young boys that race to uncover a mystery as the police are in hot pursuit.

This book will give us the opportunity to explore other cultures and focus on issues happening globally, as well as right in our back yard.

This week we will begin reading the book and explore the life of the author, Andy Mulligan.

This is a 4-day week due to conferences on Friday. (PM schedule)

Art Dec. 12-15

Science Display Boards and Scrapbooks

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In collaboration with Science Class and Language Arts Class, students have been asked to apply Elements and Principles of Art to their Science Display Boards and their Language Arts scrapbook. Both projects should be turned in for grading this week.

NPH Giving Tree

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Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) is an international organization that takes in abandoned and orphaned children, providing a home and education. Here in Honduras, the NPH organization provides for over 500 children in at large ranch near La Venta and home in Tegucigalpa for severely handicapped children. While many children at the ranch have aunts, uncles, or grandparents that come to visit them and can provide some Christmas gifts, some children at a ranch have no family to visit. It is these children, whom we would like to provide for this Christmas. In the secondary building, second floor, a NPH Giving Tree bulletin board will be set up. If you wish to participate, choose a paper tree that has a child’s information about his/her size for shoes and socks.
Purchase the new items and return them to Mrs. Agurcia’s Room (Secondary Building, Rm. 7) by Tuesday, December 5th,unwrapped, with the tree tag taped to it. Thank you for giving this Christmas!
If more information about NPH’s work in Honduras, please visit