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PhotocubephotoIs that student smelling her new Chromebook? NOPE! She’s learning how to use the camera on herPhotocube new Chromebook by taking zoomed in photos of facial features for a Photocube art project (! Check out the other student’s finish project ready to be printed.

All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in art completed this task their first full week of Art to help them about their Chromebook artsy devices and their artsy features! We got the idea here:

Taught Rotation 3: January 20th 2016, Taught Rotation 2: October 26th 2015, Taught Rotation 1: August 25th 2015

7th grade Students made an Android Character of themselves at

Once their character was complete, students created a screenshot using the Nimbus Extension and then upload it to their Google Drive, put it into the shared Art Class folder as well as changed their Edmodo Profile Pic to their Character.

Need help with the Nimbus Extension? Check out this Google Doc for help:

Missing the Nimbus Extension? Get it here: (


Taught Rotation 3: January 20th 2016, Taught Rotation 2: October 26th 2015, Taught Rotation 1: August 25th 2015,

All Art grade students experimented with Edmodo using it’s tests, polls, videos, picture and comment features.


Creating/Updating an Account Instructions:

Edmodo How To Instructions Link:

Taught Rotation 4: April 4th 2016, Taught Rotation 3: January 20th 2016, Taught Rotation 2: October 26th 2015, Taught Rotation 1: August 24th 2015, Taught Rotation 4: March 21st 2015, Taught Rotation 3: January 21st 2015, Taught Rotation 2: October 27th 2014, Taught Rotation 1: August 22nd 2014,  Taught Rotation 2: January 10th 2012

George Seurat’s “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island Of La Grand Jatte” Link:

How well do you see color? 7th grade students took the online color challenge at Xrite ( which is based on the official FM100 Hue Test by X-Rite. Students had to drag and drop the colors in each row to arrange them by hue order and received a score once they were done.

Students were surprised at their results, as most are considering that 1 out of 255 women and 1 out of 12 men have some form of color vision deficiency.


Taught Rotation 1: October 22nd 2015, Taught Rotation 4: June 2nd 2015, Taught Rotation 3: March 27th 2015, Taught Rotation 2: January 16th 2015, Taught Rotation 1: October 23rd 2014, Taught Rotation 3: March 22nd 2013, Taught Rotation 2: January 10th 2013, Taught Rotation 1: October 19th 2012, Taught Rotation 4: May 21st 2012


7th grade students pretended that the major manufacturers of Nutritious and Delicious Artsy Fartsy Breakfast Cereals had just hiredthem and a partner as they had been given the responsibility of developing a brand new Artsy Fartsy Cold Breakfast Cereal. For this project, students had to come up with a unique product, packaging, jungle, price, etc., but first they had to collect data, an important part of any product design, which required them to conduct a cereal preference survey as well as bring in samples of cereal boxes. After students created their cereal boxes, they participated in a critique to help the manufacturers of Nutritious and Delicious Artsy Fartsy Breakfast Cereals decide which cereal to market!

View all of these students’ artistic recreations on Artsonia at:

Taught Rotation 1: October 1st 2015, Taught Rotation 4: May 12th 2015, Taught Rotation 3: February 2oth 2015, Taught Rotation 2: December 2nd 2014, Taught Rotation 1: October 6th 2014, Taught Rotation 4: April 23rd 2014, Taught Rotation 3: February 3rd 2014, Taught Rotation 2: December 2nd 2013, Taught Rotation 1: September 23rd 2013, Taught Rotation 4:  April 26th 2013, Taught Rotation 3:  January 28th 2013, Taught Rotation 2:  October 29th 2012, Taught Rotation 1:  August 16th 2012, Taught Rotation 4: March 19th 2012

7th grade students studied American Sculpture Claes Oldenburg ( to learn about enlarged sculptures of every day objects in order to make their own mini Oldenburg sculptures. Students first had to bring a food bag/wrapper from home which they could measure and draw. Student then formed groups and picked one of their drawings to actually make using  butcher paper. After the objects were created, students painted them to look like the original object.

View all of the students’ larger then life sculptures on Artsonia at:

Taught Rotation 1: September 21st 2015, Taught Rotation 4: May 12th 2014, Taught Rotation 3: February 25th 2014, Taught Rotation 2: November 1st 2013, Taught Rotation 1: August 27th 2013, Taught Rotation 4: April 18th 2013, Taught Rotation 3: February 20th 2013, Taught Rotation 2: November 16th 2012

Artist Alberto Giacometti, the Swiss painter and sculptor, was influenced by cubism and surrealism. His sculptures of the human form are large, thin and more elongated then others. He once even said that he wasn’t sculpting the human body but rather the shadow it cast.

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7th graders whistled while the sculpted as they created their clay whistles by watching a video on artist and teacher Paul Guion  ( Students were able to choose whatever imagery they thought fit their whistle’s shape and after their whistles were dry and fired in the kiln, students were able to use glaze to paint their whistles.

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

Taught Rotation 1: September 8th 2015, Taught Rotation 4: May 12th 2015, Taught Rotation 3: February 9th 2015, Taught Rotation 2: November 17th 2014, Taught Rotation 1: September 22nd 2014, Taught Rotation 4: April 4th 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