Archive for March, 2015

imagesCreate any type of digital character, a person, animal, cartoon character, etc. using When you are done, save it with GIMP (GIMP for Students) by Exporting it to your H Drive and then Upload it to your Art Class Google Drive Folder under Online Characters!


As part of the 8th Grade end of the quarter color wheel test, students discussed the primary and secondary colors need to create a rainbow and what order they would go in. Students then used food coloring, milk, pudding mix, Popsicle sticks and cups to make layered frozen rainbow pudding pops! Some wished we would have used chocolate pudding so when they asked why we didn’t, I let them contemplate what would have happened to the colors. Their lightbulbs then went off and were glad we used vanilla and/or banana!

View all of the students’ edible creations on Artsonia at:

Taught Rotation 3: March 24th 2015, Taught Rotation 2: January 13th 2015, Taught Rotation 1: October 10th 2014,Taught Rotation 3: March 17th 2014, Taught Rotation 2: December 9th 2013, Taught Rotation 3: March 19th 2013, Taught Rotation 2: January 8th 2013

6th Grade students discussed the primary, secondary and tertiary colors in order to figure out what colors belong on a color wheels. Student then used home made frosting, Kool Aid flavoring, food die and animal crackers to experiment making an edible color wheel for their table to taste.

View all of the students’ creations on Artsonia at:

Taught Rotation 3: March 24th 2015, Taught Rotation 2: January 15th 2015, Taught Rotation 1: October 21st 2014, Taught Rotation 4: May 27th 2014, Taught Rotation 3: March 21st 2014, Taught Rotation 2: January 10th 2014, Taught Rotation 1: October 16th 2013, Taught Rotation 3: March 22nd 2013, Taught Rotation 2: January 10th 2013, Taught Rotation 1: October 10th 2012, Taught Rotation 4: May 25th 2012, Taught Rotation 3: April 1st 2012, Taught Rotation 2: January 9th 2012, Taught Rotation 1: October 14th 2011, Taught Rotation 5: May 19th 2011, Taught Rotation 4: March 21st 2011, Taught Rotation 3: February 8th 2011,  Taught Rotation 2: November 29th 2010, Rotation 1: October 7th 2010.

s6th Grade Students created stories to go along with their Scream Parody Paintings. Here are the steps they took to do so:

1. Create a Google Document in this Scream Stories folder and title your document “Scream Story” and have your name in the title too.

2.Next write a story that is fictional or nonfictional, about why you are screaming in your Scream Painting. Be creative!!!!

3. Copy this link to upload your story. Enter this Access Code when prompted to do so: CDMP-WRTP-TWCC

4. When you see your Scream Painting, click ‘Enter Statement’. Then approve it is you by clicking: ‘Yes that’s me’.

5. Lastly, enter in your story and press ‘Submit to Teacher’ when you are finished.

6. Your story will now appear on your Artsonia page under your Scream Painting Parody!

8th grade students will be participating in creating their own independent art lesson their last weeks in art class. Students will be encouraged to use the Elements and Principals of Art, as well as choose a medium they are familiar and comfortable with to complete their projects.

View all of the students’ independent creations on Artsonia at: 

Taught Rotation 3: March 10th 2015, Taught Rotation 2: January 6th 2015, Taught Rotation 2: October 14th 2014

8th grade students used various colors of AMACO Crystaltex Glazes ( to coat the fired clay items they threw on the wheel a few weeks ago. These pieces will be fired in the kiln once more which will turn the glaze into glass so that the items can be eaten off of.

View all of the students’ creations on Artsonia at:

Taught Rotation 3: March 5th 2015, Taught Rotation 2: December 1st 2014, Taught Rotation 1: October 7th 2014, Taught Rotation 3: February 11th 2014, Taught Rotation 2: November 20th 2013, Taught Rotation 1: September 18th 2013, Taught Rotation 3: February 25th 2013, Taught Rotation 2: November 26th 2012, Taught Rotation 1:  September 23rd 2012, Taught Rotation 3: January 25th 2012,Taught Rotation 1: September 28th 2011, Taught Rotation 5: May 2nd 2011 , Taught Rotation 4: March 21st 2011, Taught Rotation 3: January 27th 20111

Green Photo PuzzleGreen Photo Puzzle Extra Credit Option! Click on the image below, follow the instructions on the image and then email Mrs. Matt ( your answers, or make a Google Doc and share it with Mrs. Matt, for a chance to earn some Extra Credit!