Art Survey - 6th Grade...
Drawing & Painting - 7th Grade...
Sculpture - 8th Grade...
At this time, all sculpture students are beginning work on their final project a self portrait bust.
Art Survey - 6th Grade...
We're going to flip the script and showcase 6th grade first on this blog post. Tracks 3 & 4 are really rocking their use of the Element of Value. These students are currently working on their color project where they are recreating their own color wheels by combing through magazines in order to find the appropriate colors needed to complete it. More info about that will be posted in the next post.
Drawing & Painting - 7th Grade...
Drawing classes have just finished up their projects for which they studied the element of color. Studying color is typically called Color Theory and involves an in depth study of how color is used by various master artists, how to apply concepts of the use of value in the chosen colors, and where to place the colors in relationship to each other. 5th period completed a project called Mulitviews where they choose an object, draw it in 9 different views, then apply a color scheme to each view. While 4th period studied the technique of stippling and look at master works of art which were created during the Pointillism movement in art history.
Sculpture - 8th Grade...
Sculpture students have just finished phase one of their ceramics project; a clay vessel. They studied the work from Mesoamerica; Aztecs, Incans, and Myans. Period 2 created a comic strip on their work as we discussed the art of visual storytelling in sequence while Period 3 also studied the ideas of symbols and icons. From which, period 3 developed a design of a symbol and incorporated that as a visual on their piece. Vessels are being fired this week and we will have a glazing day so they can complete phase two for the second firing.
At this time, all sculpture students are beginning work on their final project a self portrait bust.
Wow... February was a busy month. So busy that this is the first post I've been able to do since January. I appreciate everyone's patience and hope that you area all enjoying what you are seeing so far on Seesaw as we post finished work. Track 1 is tracking out tomorrow. They are a great crowd and truly deserve this much needed time off.
Sculpture - 8th Grade...
Track 1 - Paper Sculpt
These students studied the elements of Value and Form, along with the principle of Emphasis while also solving the problem of how to apply them in a three dimensional work of art. They studied the technique of Japanese origami along with viewing some work created by famous NASA physicist, Robert Lang. Lang has spent a life time studding origami as a hobby, but was inspired to apply the ancient practice of folding paper to other materials that can be used in rockets and automobile airbags. The result of our studies can be seen in the variety of works highlighted below. I am very proud of this group's accomplishments and their work has inspired me with new ideas on how I can continue to grow this project for future classes.
Tracks 3 & 4 have been working on the handmade book. We studied three different book binders located here in North Carolina: Monique Lallier, Azalea Bindery, & Daniel Essig. The range of works by these three artists alone was amazing to see, and I can tell has inspired many of my students. Our first step was to make a simple book in order to learn the craft at its most basic level using Japanese stab binding. Once that is done, students can begin to design a second book and are expected to up raise the bar by making larger, thicker book and/or try another type of binding method such as Coptic or Kettle stitch.
Drawing - 7th Grade
My 7th graders are an interested and talented bunch. I am very blessed my second year as a licensed teacher to have met such a wonderful group. Across the board, when they step up to the challenge of the work load, the result is nothing short of amazing for their age group. I am truly excited to be working with these students and cannot wait to see what they do as 8th graders in sculpture class next school year.
For now, they have been studying the elements of form, value, and space in order to create a pencil rendering from a reference. In past semesters I have created sill life arrangements, from which we started, but decided to also roll out using black and white photographic references of fruit. Students looked at and analyzed works by master artists Henri Matisse and Paul Cezanne in order to understand their use of shape and space. To culminate the unit, students learned techniques for how to use artists drawing pencils and other tools, such as smudge sticks and kneaded erasers, in order to complete a still life study. See the amazing results below:
Survey - 6th Grade...
6th Graders spent time studying Line, Shape, and Texture. We are finally done with the first project as we got set back by the weather at the start of the semester. They have pulled it together strong using the technique of Crayon Resist. Overall, the group shows great promise in their abilities to draw. These works have certainly let me know where they are in their skills and thinking; which is why I love middle school... what kinds of wonderful ideas can I sew as well as how can I help expand and grow their thinking in order to become more creative individuals. Can't wait to see how they tackle value and form. :)
My donor's choose got fully funded. I want to thank all of you who donated to the project. My 8th graders have been quite happy to be using the brand new glue guns and paint brushes.
PTA is funding new blow dryers. Just got to put together the order and submit. Thank you to all of you who serve on the ECMS PTA and for all of your support!
Track 2 is coming back in to finish their first project and learn the handmade book. Tracks 8-3 & 4 will start a unit on clay while my 7-3s & 4s will begin to study the great element of color. Track 7-2 will finish their study of value, form, and space... and my young padowan 6th graders will also begin to study value and form.
Loving life in the classroom. Thank you for stopping by today to take a read and view the artwork. If you wish to see any work in person, stop by the Media Center and 500 buildings as work will go on display today through the end of March.
Weather is always a challenge for just about anywhere in the world. I am from upstate NY, and I had some wonderful responses on social media about our North Carolina snow days from my northern friends. They just could not believe their eyes that a few lower temperatures and a light dusting could shut a whole state down like it did us. The longest streak of cold down here I've so far experienced. I hope everyone stayed warm.
Our first full week of semester 2 has been going quite well. My 7th and 8th grade students are working in collaborative table groups in order to explore the art elements of line, shape, & texture. It is a really cool experience for both them and myself as they work together to learn about the application of these three elements. During the process they have observed such master artists as: James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Martin Puryear, Tony Cragg, Joan Miro, Frank Stella, MC Escher, and Charles Demuthe in order to observe and discuss how they have used the elements of line, shape and texture in their own work. I use the "think, pair, share" method in all of my classes, which allows students to individually think, pair up and share, then we share out in whole class discussion before beginning classwork. Below are some images of the work the groups are producing.
Sculpture - 8th Grade...
Paper Sculpture on Poster Board. Each group was given a black strip of posterboard and 1 sheet of 18x24in construction paper. They can only work in the color they are given, only tear the paper to alter it, use white glue or glue stick, and must incorporate the elements of line, shape, and texture.
Drawing - 7th Grade...
Pen & Marker on Drawing Paper. Students work in table groups given one one sheet of 18x24in white drawing paper, 2 black bic pens, 2 fine point felt tip pens, and 2 chisel tip black permanent markers. They can only use these materials together in order to collectively develop a drawing that incorporates the elements of line, shape, and texture. This prompted quite few groups to work smart and do some planning in their journals with pencil first :)
Survey - 6th Grade
Sixth graders have been plugging away at terminology. We have had a great discussion on what Visual Culture is and these guys impressed me greatly by referencing what they have been learning about ancient cultures in their social studies class. They are busy completing a graphic organizer on the Elements of Art. I just did a demo with them today on how to create thumbnail sketches for their first project, The Illuminated Letter using the technique of crayon resist. Follow me on Twitter: @mrs_arnstein to see photos during your child's 9th period art class.
Parents - 6-3s are now all on Google Classroom. I have sent an email invite to all parents of students who are connected. In 6th grade we will focus on using G-Classroom during class time. As these students move on into 7th and 8th grade, that is when they will start to see homework assignments on G-Classroom.
Homework - 7th and 8th grade classes are doing relatively well with keeping up with their homework assignments. As they are discovering, each assignment relates to what we are doing in class, so if they want to strengthen their understanding, it is vital to keep up with the work. Students who are struggling and behind due to whatever reason, have been informed that they need to get on top of their work. Emails will be sent home next week to parents of the students who are really behind and the missing work is affecting their grade. I highly encourage you to download the PowerSchool app or have your child do so in order to have an on going look at their own grade. I am envious as we did not have this available to us when I was growing up. I encourage you all to take advantage of this tool in order to develop and strengthen lines of communication between yourselves and your children.
At this time, I want to give students the opportunity to step up and take responsibility for their work before those emails get sent.
FInding Ourselves - My donor's choose project is going strong we are $217 shy of our goal of raising $593 for tools and materials needed in my Sculpture classes for their self portrait project. Please take a moment to check out the project:
Last school year, I had 8th Grade Sculpture students create self portrait busts of themselves using the technique of paper mache. Since that time, I have revamped the project, but find myself needing the materials for my students to bring it to life. I have also done some research and have made plans to incorporate the concepts students learn in their ELA classes on creative writing and self identity.
With your help by either giving to the project and/or sharing the link on your social media, I know my students will have the opportunity to explore their own self identity. We will
Thank you in advance for your support!
January in North Carolina is a cold one this year. I am from upstate New York, so I am used to cold... but I will tell you it is slightly different down here. I think its the dampness in the cold. Either way, please stay warm!
Students in Visual Arts classes have a list of required items. You will find this list on here, on the Class Art Supply page under header above Students/Parents. Please make sure your child has a journal and pencils as soon as possible. I check journals about once a week on average and that is counted as a classwork grade. Acceptable journals are:
Please Note: I have attached a PDF copy of the Journal Check handout complete with grading rubric. Journals are checked for a classwork grade about two times per a 3 - week unit. It is very much like keeping a notebook for any class, only we get to draw in them :) . I am flexible because the goal is to guide students with learning how to more effectively use their journals regardless of whether they continue with visual arts classes, but also to assist those who wish to continue with becoming more self directed.
Any questions: contact me.
Hello Track 4! Hope you are enjoying your track out. Please keep an eye out for a communication prior to your track in. Feel free to get a head start on your supply run. That's all. :) Any questions: contact me.
Google Classroom - Due to the school delay at the start of this week, we will focus on making sure each student knows how to access their class Google Classroom. I will also focus on working with the students who need more guidance with using G-Classroom so they are more successful with completing homework assignments on their own.
Homework - will be assigned on a weekly basis with an average of 3 assignments per week. These are short assignments which either reinforce what your child learned that day in class OR a preview to work they will do the next day. Please work with your child ensure they have access to a device in order to complete their assignments. If they have technical difficulties getting connected, please remind them to speak with me at the start of their next class and we will work out what they can do to get the work done.
All parents will have access to receive an email summary of their child's assignments in google classroom once your child has joined his or visual arts class.
Any questions: contact me.
Reminder: I am very excited to meet and work with any student who walks into my classroom for a visual arts class. I realize, though, some students just don't want to take an art class, and that's ok. On the flip side of that, your child may have really wanted to take art, but didn't get in.
If your child expresses a desire to change their electives for Semester 2. Please advise them to go to Student Services, located in the Front Office, while at school and get a course change request form as soon as possible. The Add/Drop period is only open for a week and we do not what students to lose valuable class time. If you have any questions regarding this process, please email
Brittina Creecy - 8th Grade / 7-3 & 7-4 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Margret Ray-Nobles - 6th Grade / 7-1 & 7-2 - email@example.com
That being said, Visual Arts may not be everyone's first choice, but if you child cannot change his or her course or is denied the change by guidance, students will have many opportunities to expand their skills while in art class no matter what their current level is.
ECMS is a BYOD School. The Visual Arts Program embraces use of technology for both educational and research opportunities. All visual arts students at ECMS have an opportunity to become more adept at using their personal devices as educational tools. I encourage it as it allows them to become more independent learners. I understand if your child does not have a device, has an older device, or has trouble accessing the internet from home period. I encourage you to work with your child on communicating these things to me as there are alternative available to ensure they are working towards becoming more successful students. To learn more about the BYOD policies Visual Arts Students will follow, please visit the Policies and Procedures Page on this site.
Here is a quick list of apps your child will need to have access to either on their device, or one you share with them:
Mobile Devices - I encourage you to ensure that your child has the following apps available to them for working in google classroom:
All computers can access these apps via an internet browser. I highly encourage you to use Chrome or Firefox. Internet Explorer can be used, but it is still very unreliable.
Students must connect via a browser OR app sign in by going to the Wake Id site: wakeid.wcpss.net . They must do so using their Wake Co. Id login info. They can go to any teacher on campus, including me, in order to retrieve this info and/or reset their passwords. Any questions: contact me.
Color... is an amazing element of art. We learn our colors in elementary, but students are always so amazed at what they do and do not know about color. I can tell that a majority of my students have been exposed to learning about color, but it is such a shame that they do not spend more time on it in elementary school. They are surprised when I tell them they have learned about color and did so in 6th grade science. So my students took a pre-test on the element of color, Monday October 2nd. They were dismayed at what they got, as a majority did not pass... but we spent two long hard weeks studying color theory. All have passed with flying colors once they took their post-test, this past Friday, October 13th. I am very proud at their achievement and I hope that each is as well.
Here are pics of each class working on taking notes from a video on color theory so they could correct their pre-tests and teach each other the information they would need to study in order to pass the post test. I am still astounded at how well this activity went.
On Monday the 9th, I ran an activity with my 7th and 8th graders where they read about the Principle of Emphasis. By the end of the activity, Tuesday, they learned quite a bit, but the endeavor gave me pause for thought as I took note of some writing skills that we will have to work on. Students learn a variety of fundamental reading and writing skills in their language arts classes, but they have a little bit of trouble applying these skills effectively outside of those classes. I am in the middle of designing a follow up writing activity where we can take a moment to explore and really learn how to apply these writing skills and why. Will climb every mountain we can and ford each stream we come upon.
We also learned about what a color scheme is. Along the way, we studied some master works of art in order to determine what that artist chose as a color scheme and discussed why. The why part was a little tricky here on both this and the study of emphasis. This is why I want to return to another writing activity. I would like to ensure that students leave my class pushing themselves and each other to think more about what they are studying so they begin to understand more about why they are studying it.
To take a break from all this reading and writing in their art class, my 7th and 8th graders are working on a color study using the technique of stippling. We are spending some time looking at artists from both the Pointillism and Impressionism movements in art history in order to analyze how these master artists studied the element of color and then began developing new ways to apply it in art. Out of these two movements and the science that was happening during the lat 1800's - early 1900's the development of modern color theory and the color wheel happened.
Despite all the metaphorical kicking and screaming about having to read and write in an art class, I am seeing across the board how the work and study my students have put into the last couple of weeks is paying off. There are still some technical drawing issues here and there, but they are using their eyes more and looking at the material and the what they are doing.
Supplies... It is that wonderful time of year when I need to send out a reminder for both parents and students to check in with each other on their personal school supplies. A growing number of students are coming to my class without at least a pen or pencil. I have some supplies, but I cannot supply students on a daily basis. Please touch base with your child on his or her responsibility to have school supplies. Here are some good things for your child to restock on:
Parents, I also want to take a moment to encourage you to check in with your child to see how they are doing. As I am updating grades and we spend our days getting busy, I am finding that students who were doing fine 1st quarter are now beginning to struggle a little bit. Yes the curriculum increases in level as a child learns, but it is more along the lines of just needing a little bit of love. We all get busy, even myself, and I'll be the first person to chime in and tell a body to they just have to find a way to deal with whatever is stressing them out... but I do have to remind myself that each of us is simply seeking acknowledgement... even I need to tell my husband to just give me a hug every once and a while.
I ask because I see that some of my students are having a little trouble communicating their problems with me especially when they are not telling me why they failed to get their homework done, and in some cases multiple assignments. Some expressed fear of being in trouble while others I sense embarrassment at their situation. When it comes to that stuff, I try to work with each case in order to help guide them towards a better solution to their problems. I still need your help. If you yourself have gotten busy lately, please take a moment this week and check in with your child. If they say everything is fine and try to walk away, wrap them up in a hug and say "Hey... how are you, I really want to know." We are stressing relationship building here at ECMS this year. Teachers are working hard to do a better job at that and I want to be at the front lines. I want to ensure that we are working together to build great relationships with our students so they have no doubt that they are loved and continue to work towards success in whatever life choices they begin to make as they grow up.
Thanks for your time this week! As always, contact me if you have any individual questions or concerns.
Wow... ECMS art students really did a great job using the technique of printmaking. The work they produced is evidence of this. I have hung a variety of student pieces up front in and outside of the front office. There are 6 top pieces framed and hanging in the office itself. Outside there are two display cases full of prints. I am extremely proud of what my students have accomplished. I hope you have had a chance to see them while visiting school. Here is a brief slide show of work finished by Tracks 3 & 4 that has been posted....
Close of Quarter 1...
As you know quarter 1 has just closed and by now you are receiving report card information from your student. I highly encourage you and/or your child to download the PowerSchools app from either the Google Play or Apple App Store in order to keep a daily view on your child's grades. This week, I actually had a conversation with a student who has been asking about his grades. I advised him to download the app so he can keep up.
Grades & Homework...
This is a reminder that all homework is posted on Google Classroom for your child's visual arts class. Parents, please be advised that you may receive an email in the next week letting you know your child is not completing homework assignments. Some students have been really good about communicating if they are having connectivity issues, while others have been struggling on that front. I ask at this time that you check in with your child concerning their homework assignments, as they are graded, if they are completing them. 9 times out of 10, if your child's grade is low, the first place I check is whether or not they are completing homework assignments.
What's Next in Visual Arts...
All visual arts classes have recently begun studying the Element of Color. To begin the unit, students took a pretest on their knowledge of color. This assessment has helped me gauge what they know and what I will need to cover with them before we move into a project. This past week, students have worked to learn the basics of Color Theory answering such questions as "what is color?" "how is it we see color?" "what do I know about color?" This is all leading towards us answering questions about the importance of the element of color in artwork throughout history and today, along with studying how artists have tackled the use of this very involved element of art in their own artwork. Thursday students got their tests back and they took notes from a video on Color Theory ... Each session was student lead. They were in charge of working together as a class to run the video in order to ensure everyone had completed their notes worksheet so they could correct their test.
We have spent some time reviewing the Elements of Value & Form. These two elements go hand in hand as we see them on objects as light and shadow visually defining the three dimensional object that we are looking at. Here are some images from those work sessions that I've also posted on Twitter the day they occurred.
Next week we will begin the study of the Principles of Harmony/Unity & Emphasis. Students will learn what color schemes are and why they are used in order to begin developing their own for their next project. Before we dive into a full project, students will be creating a series of small color studies in order to learn and practice how color is mixed and blended by practicing with a variety of media. The goal is to open up the choice of media when we get to the next project, but that will depend on each student's individual ability and what they personally need to work on going forward.
Any finished color studies will be posted to Seesaw for your viewing pleasure!
Oh, my, goodness! This past Friday, October 6th, the Visual Arts program just had our first STEM Elective session with a mixed variety of Track 1 students. Our FACs teacher, Mrs. Gilmore, and I are working together to teach the engineering process through the production of paper. Student watched a video and took notes on how paper is made on an industrial level, then they spend the second half of the class working in table groups to analyze a variety of mistery materials in order to determine if they felt each material could be used to make a paper of some kind. For picture highlights, check out Mrs. Gilmore's Twitter feed: @mspjgilmore ... we all had a blast!
Well that's it for now folks.
The weather is growing cooler... thank you very much! I am a northern girl and I miss the colder climates. I am sure you are shaking your head at the very moment you read this thinking, "cold, girl!? No thank you." It's okay, I get it all of the time. I moved south, found my husband, and then we made a compromise, North Carolina. And we love it!
Now, onto business...
Student work is going strong. My Track 3 & 4 students are hard at work turning out their own version of the printmaking project. Track 4 7th graders are just a couple students shy of 100% finished on their drawings and have transitioned to transferring the drawing to a material called softkut and will begin using a lino cutter tomorrow to carve their printing block out. I really love softkut because it is an easier material to use and really helps students transition better to using linoleum block; which is tougher to carve. Here are some highlights of Track 4 students working on developing their images and drawing them onto the softkut, along with some Track 1 prints:
Visual Arts Initiatives...
We got our paper press! I have it in the classroom, shipping was fast... now just waiting to try it out. Our first STEM class was postponed. The re-scheduled date is not available yet. We should know soon. I will be working with Track 1 this year. I will see them on October 6th for out first meet. Will post pics on Twitter that day of what we do in class and when we are designing paper. Thanks again to all of you who supported our Donor's Choose project to get the press.
Shows & Exhibitions...
ECMS is signed up for a slot to show student work at the Cary Public Library beginning in November. The show will run through January 1st. Stay tuned for reminders to stop by and see your child's work in the show.
For all other information about student works on display, please check out the Contests & Exhibitions page here on the website. The page will be updated on a monthly basis and/or as new shows come into existence.
I know I just finished one project... but now onto the next. The important thing, I feel, is doing as much to bring in whatever the visual arts program needs in order to work at full capacity for the students.
Next semester I will begin teaching this year's round of Sculpture Classes. In these classes, students will learn how to make three dimensional forms of art in various forms of media, including clay. At this time, I am very limited on where I can display these works. I have been displaying them in our media center, but I do have some spaces available in our front office to show case some of our best pieces. I am exploring the option of applying for a grant through Lowes home improvement called the Toolbox for Education Grant. I would like to inquire at this time if any of you are handy carpenters as I would like to get materials to build pedestals for displaying 3D student works. If I can include in the grant that we have PTA or parent volunteers who are willing to participate in the build, then it will increase our chances of getting selected to receive funds. If you are interested in participating, please contact me. Or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks all!! Shout out to Track 1, have a great track out so you come back refreshed and ready to get right to making some new art! Very proud of what you've accomplished so far!
The Visual Arts Program is going strong and we have a really great group of students this year. New and returning students are showing their skills and desire to gain new ones.
Great news!!! Our Donor's Choose project, Paper, Press and Go! has received full funding. Our new paper press will be in house in a matter of weeks from DickBlick Art Supply. Thank you so much from myself and on behalf of my students for your support. We are sure to have a great time learning how to make paper from various materials.
Report cards are soon to go out for Track 1. All assignments for quarter 1 are due this Friday, September 1. Students have been made aware of how they can check their assignments in Google Classroom to see what grade they received. Any assignments that are incomplete are graded at a 50%. Any student wishing to raise this grade can complete the work and resubmit by Friday in order to have the grade raised to a 75%. All quarter 1 grades are final at the end of the day Friday, September 1. Any students with questions are concerns must take the time to see me prior to this date.
Visual Arts Community Happenings...
Starting in November, a selection of student artwork from the ECMS Visual Arts Program will be on display in the Cary Public Library. Stay on the lookout for future reminders to view student work in person. The artwork could be your child's work, and I wouldn't want you to miss out.
I am also working to put work up at other locations. Please stay tuned!
Finished Printmaking Projects...
At this time, new projects are posted on Seesaw for Track 1. If you are a Track 1 parent, take a moment to check out their prints they posted after completing a unit on the technique of Printmaking. Track 2 will finish their printmaking projects beginning September 12th. Tracks 3 & 4 will be posting beginning September 14th. I am very impressed with the growth and maturity my students are displaying as they have worked their way through this project.
For the 2017/18 school year at ECMS, the Visual Arts & Family and Consumer Sciences (FACs) programs are teaming up to teach STEM electives together this year. The VA/FACs STEM will focus on Paper Making and Engineering. Students will study the process of making paper while considering various materials which could be made into paper. We are currently in the process of contacting area paper based businesses to invite professionals from these industries to visit our students during their STEM elective. Our goal is for students to actually make a paper product with the chosen materials they explore and research; such as dryer lint and organic materials like leaves.
At this time we have all the tools that we need, except the program requires a paper press. We have started a Donor's Choose project called: Paper Press and Go! Please help our students today by donating to the project. We are halfway to our goal and only need about $313 more.
Student Work UPdates...
Wow, I am seeing a lot of progress and growth among all of my students. There are individuals working through a variety of challenges, and whole classes coming together to produce work like a bunch of pros. I am very impressed with them all.
Below is sampling of artworks created by both 7th & 8th grade students on Tracks 1, 2, & 3. There first project is exploring the Element of Line to create a balanced composition which also incorporates contrast to make the subject stand out.
Highlighted Student: Sharmara, 8-3. Sharmara is a very hard worker. When given feedback, she explores ways to challenge herself. Like many students I work with, she was very frustrated due to her confidence levels about making artwork. After we talked and I showed her what to do with her drawing, Sharmara went right to work meeting her deadline with a sense of pride. Track three is out for another week, but I am very excited for when they return to see what they create next... especially Sharmara.
Current projects are: Track 4 is working at their version of the first project highlight above. Tracks 1 & 2 are working learning how create an image for woodblock printing. Check twitter for daily highlights on work in progress: @mrs_arnstein
Hello Track 4 parents, families, and most especially students! I am very excited to meet any students new to my classroom and ready to welcome back returning students as well. The 2017/18 school year at ECMS has started off pretty awesome and we are all real excited to see what our T4s bring to the table.
Parents, please keep an eye on your email for news and updates from the Visual Arts Program. Google Classroom is going strong this year. You will receive email invites onces your student has logged into G-Classroom so you can follow your child's assignments. Also, keep an eye on your email for the link to your child's digital portfolio on Seesaw the Learning Journal. With this link you will be able to see your child's work before they bring it home. You will also get to see other drawings and sketchbook prompts. If your child has their own device or uses a shared device at home, feel free to get a head start and help them download the following apps: Google Classroom, Google Docs. and Seesaw The Learning Journal. Login info for Seesaw is available on your child's G-classroom and in the Art Room as well when they return.
Students - Right out the gate, students will have homework their first week. Any returning students who can log into your WakeID be sure to log in and check out your Drawing Class's feed. The first week's assignments will go live starting Monday when you return. Students who are having trouble, please be sure to check in with me so I can reset your password to the default so you can create a new one.
Don't Forget to follow me on Twitter: @mrs_arnstein for daily happenings in the classroom.
THANK YOU - to the parents and families who stopped by the Art Room yesterday during the ECMS Walk The Schedule event. It was a sincere pleasure to meet you all and I am so looking forward to working with you and your child to ensure a successful semester in visual arts!
... updates occur weekly. Check out our Donor's Choose projects...
Devon is a 7th grader who really stepped in up in the last couple of weeks. I caught him diving head first into drawing his still life and doing a great job to capture the range of values as seen in his reference image. As he finished up his work early, I also noticed him assisting other classmates and giving them feedback on their drawings. I am truly amazed at his demonstration of maturity and citizenship towards his peers.