8th Grade
Art Projects for May-June:


A Dinner Feast:  Students study the art of the American Modern Artists, Wayne Theibauld and Janet Fish, who created realistic compositions of food,  They are instructed to draw a dinner consisting of different food in plates and bowls.  The composition is colored with blended crayon and oil pastels. 

Design a Tryptich:  Students are introduced to the Medieval Art Composition called a Tryptich, which is a composition including three panels with one theme.  They draw a Christmas drawing within an interesting frame shape. The composition is colored with mixed media, crayon, tempera paint, crayon and colored pencil. 

Wire Sculpture:  Students use wire as the conduit to create a 3-d sculpture which captures the elements of their contour (line) drawing.  They twist and bend the wires to create their form.  The drawing and sculpture is displayed together.

The Portfolio Cover:  Students decorate the entire cover oftheir art portfolio with decorative art subject matter, including their name .  They color their composition with mixed media technique, using crayons, colored pencils, paints and marker outline.