Thursday, May 3, 2018

Visual Comp Final Portfolio Requirements

1. All Final Exam Projects and Essays Due on Friday, May 19th.

2. All art portfolio blogs need to be updated. This is a requirement and a grade. Due on Monday, May 21nd.

Please refer to the original blog post. You need to have the following pages:

1. Home page - with your artist statement on it
2. Sketchbook page - with 8-10 of your best drawings on it
3. Projects page - colored pencil, painting, reflections, color wheel, print, art show pieces, final project, paper mache, and any other assignments you have done in here or at home. The more you have, the stronger your portfolio!
4. Assessment - Both assessments should be on this page - including the writing. Do not upload a picture of your writing - type it in!

Please remember what we went over about taking photographs for the website and how to crop pictures in order to put emphasis on the artwork and not the bush in the background! Take the time to make this portfolio look personal by adding your own pics or copyright appropriate pics in the headers. Do not use default pics!

If you have any additional questions please see me when you can or email.

Visual Composition Final Assessment

Common assessment #2: Art History

Throughout time, artists have built upon each other’s influence.  An artist can view a work from the past and become inspired to build on ideas and develop a unique approach of his/her own.  Select an artwork you have created so far in 8th VA COMP.  Compare this artwork with an artist's artwork(s) from the past/present and answer the following questions:

-Who is the influencing artist and why was/is their work impactful?  (at least 3-5 sentences)

-What is similar about your work and the artist's work? What is different?

 (focus on style, media, subject matter, purpose and outside influences)

-Do you think this artist would have liked your work? Why or why not? (at least 2 sentences)

A student can do this through:

-a written 3 paragraph essay

-a compare and contrast chart

Use the project you created for the art show for this assessment. EVERYONE picked an artist that influenced them when we started. See me if you need help. This assignment is due on your blog by Wednesday 3/10. If you are going on the Disney trip this needs to be done BEFORE you go!
Please upload your writing and the picture of your artwork under the assessments tab of  your blog.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

It's your lucky day!

If you are lucky enough to have checked my blog tonight you have a chance of getting one of my Fortnite codes! That's right, you heard it here first. My invitation came in and I am willing to share my wealth with you. If you already play and have an account set up, and you have an iPhone, you can play tonight.

To get my invite email me at  - I will send an invite to the first 10 people I hear from! Good luck and thanks for being a conscientious student.


Monday, March 12, 2018

Sculpture Vocabulary Quiz

7th and 8th graders will have their sculpture vocabulary quiz on Friday 3/23. Don't forget to study your notes and the Kahoot!

21st Centure Artists

Want to learn more about artists that are contemporary artists making art today? Check out this great series from PBS! Many of the artists you are currently studying for our "talking gallery" project are represented there. A great way to learn more and to find inspiration!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Homework for 8th

Please bring in a color copy of the artwork you have chosen for the "Talking Gallery." It needs to be at least 8 x 10. If you have trouble finding a big enough quality image try searching on Wikipedia! They often have excellent copies. If you can not find one let me know.

How to Post Recordings

How to upload your recording:

1)  Save your audio file on your phone. Give it a name you can remember.

2)  Go to (this is a free service)

3)  Click to upload the audio file you just recorded. (upper right corner)

4)  It will provide you with a link where your recording can be found – save this link! Take a screen shot AND select to copy.

5)  Go to

6)  Past the audio link into the page and generate a qr code.

7)  Screenshot your qr code and download it if possible. We will need the code for the art gallery.

8)  Email your qr code to:

Be sure to put your name in the subject area!