Archive for August, 2015

SC LGOGPlease click this link to get to the Student Council Google Doc Folder and then add it to your drive: 


Did you know that Westfield’s Art teacher Mrs. Matt tweets about some of the artistic things that happen in her art classroom? That is not all she tweets about as she also tweets cool art articles, art videos and artists that she stumbles upon outside of class too as she is always on the look out for the next new thing happening withing the wide realm of what we call Art!

Check out Mrs. Matt’s Twitter at

PinterestDid you know that Westfield’s Art teacher Mrs. Matt pins cool art, art projects, art articles, art videos, artists and anything else art related that she stumbles upon outside of class as she is always on the look out for the next new thing happening withing the wide realm of what we call Art!

Check out the Art Classroom Pinterest Page at

If you do not have your own Pinterest account but need to look at Mrs. Matt’s Pin, please use the Log In: and the Password: artists

Soda Can Art PowerPoint:

7th grade students played a match up Art game where they had to match various definitions of art styles and artists to different works of art. Students enjoyed looking for visual clues from the art styles text as well as from what they remembered from the year before.

Taught Rotation 1: September 21st 2015, Taught Rotation 4: May 12th 2014, October Rotation 3: March 17th 2014, October Rotation 2: October 21st 2013, Taught Rotation 1: August 14th 2013, Rotation 4: May 17th 3013, Rotation 3: March 21 2013, Rotation 2: January 11th 2013, Rotation 1: August 15th 2012, Taught Rotation 4: April 3rd 2012, Taught Rotation 1: September 23rd 2011

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     In order to enhance your familiarity with technology, each week you will have a digital art assignment to complete outside of Art Class. These weekly assignment will include the tasks of taking a digital photograph, uploading the digital photograph to a device with internet, and posting the photograph to the art classroom’s discussion board. To complete the assignments, you can use a digital camera, cell phone, web cam, or any other photo taking device as well as any sort of device such as a laptop, tablet, desktop computer, etc., with internet access to post the photos. For your safety, please make sure your photos do not include your face!

Please do not worry if you do not have your own digital camera device or access to a computer with internet as all of these items can be used at school via the Library either during flex time or homework lab. Students can also set up times to stay before/after school with Mrs. Matt to complete these weekly assignments.

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To complete these weekly digital assignments, you will have to go to the my Art Classroom Blog: and then click on the Edmodo link on the right hand side of the page. Log Ins are the Students’ first and last name plus the number of the year they are graduating; i.e. if I were in 7th grade, my Log In would be DeyanaMatt16. The passwords are the student ID numbers. 

Once at the discussion board, you will have to put in your user ID (Your first name and first initial of your last name) and your school password. After you have logged in, in a few seconds your discussion board forums will load and you will need to click on the ‘Photo of the Week’ forum. After clicking this forum, you will see a variety of discussion board posts, one for each of the weekly assignment plus an instructions post. Every week on Friday, a photo will be posted within the specific week’s post. Once the photo is posted, you have exactly 1 week to post your own response photo to the post; i.e. Friday Morning to Thursday Night.

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Here is a sample ‘Photo of the Week’ assignment: If the post was a photograph of Mrs. Matt’s hand hold a bag of stuff from a store, you would have to post a response photograph of your hand holding a bag of stuff from a store of your choosing. Please note that the photograph has to be taken within that week and with a portion of yourself with the item; i.e. your hand, foot, top of your head, etc., however I not want your face in the photograph so please take that into consideration. Subsequently, please do not ‘steal’ a photograph from the internet; doing so will be considered plagiarism and result in a referral. As for actually taking the photograph, there are a variety of options: you can use one of your hands to take the photograph, set the device’s timers or ask someone to help you.

5 Smashing KermitThese weekly assignments will not only help you meet the International Society for Technology in Education’s student standards, but also the Illinois Learning Standards for Fine Arts and The National Standards for Visual Arts. Just as your weekly ‘Artwork of the Week’ assignments in class, these ‘Photo of the Week’ assignments will be counted as a weekly grade worth 5 points.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these weekly digital ‘Photo of the Week’ assignments, please feel free to email Mrs. Matt at

7th grade students used various colors of  Glazes to coat their fired clay whistles from 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 blown into.

View all of the students’ musical Clay Whistle creations on Artsonia at:

Taught Rotation 1: September 16th 2015, Taught Rotation 4: May 12th 2015, Taught Rotation 3: February 18th 2015, Taught Rotation 2: December 1st 2014, Taught Rotation 1: October 15th 2014, Taught Rotation 4: May 7th 2014, Taught Rotation 3: January 29th 2014, Taught Rotation 2: November 11th 2013, Taught Rotation 1: September 9th 2013, Taught Rotation 4: April 15th 2013, Taught Rotation 3: February 11 2013, Taught Rotation 2: November 12th 2012, Taught Rotation 1: September 4th 2012, Taught Rotation 4: April 9th 2012, Taught Rotation 4: February 13th 2012, Taught Rotation 3: January 3rd 2012, Taught Rotation 2: November 7th 2011, Taught Rotation 1: August 29th 2011, Taught Rotation 5: April 12th 2011, Taught Rotation 4: February 15th 2011, Taught Rotation 3: December 9th 2010, Taught Rotation 2: October 25th 2010, Taught Rotation 1: August 31st 2010