Friday, November 17, 2017

PowerPoints for Ms. O'K

While I am gone you will get to watch all of these wonderful PowerPoints and do a project inspired by each artist! Ms. O'K will give you the steps but you bring the creativity! I will be excited to see your work while I am home recovering from knee surgery!

Keith Haring

Pablo Picasso

Wassily Kandinsky

Roy Lichtenstein

Paul Cezanne

Have fun learning about these amazing artists!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Sculpture Unit

It's that exciting time in the art room when we begin our sculpture unit. We will be having a quiz on the vocabulary quiz on Monday, November 6th. Please use your notes from class and the PowerPoint to study!

Monday, October 30, 2017


The McClure Staff is celebrating HALLOWEEN in a BIG way TOMORROW, so dig in the couch cushions, look under the car seats, and check your pockets for LOOSE change!  You will be voting for BEST COSTUME TOMORROW (Clearly Ms. Heyser)!!  ALL PROCEEDS benefit our Maverick Miracle Tree to assist our McClure families in need!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Career Day!

McClure Middle School is having their Annual 8th grade Career Day on Friday, November 17, 2017.  We are looking for parents and community members who would love to share their careers with 8th grade classes. 

If you are interested in being an ambassador for your career, please complete the short (very short) form using the QR code below.  Questions can be directed to Connie Plunkett-Thompson at

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Great Opportunity!

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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta would like to invite Cobb County middle school students to submit their original artwork for display in the new Town Center Outpatient Care Center.   Some of the pieces may even be enlarged for special use in select areas!
The theme of this facility is “Nurture through Nature”.  We invite local students to create works of art that exhibit the beauty of nature, and how our connection with nature can affect our well-being.
  • Artwork must be submitted on 11”x14” sheets of art paper (horizontal or vertical)
  • Artwork can be submitted using the following mediums: Cray-Pas (crayon pastels), tempera paint, or markers.  *Crayon pastels are the most preferred medium.
  • Please include the student’s name, grade, and school for each submitted piece of artwork.
Artwork must be received by no later than October 30, 2017, in order to be considered.

Friday, October 13, 2017

In The News

This Leonardo DaVinci painting, considered the last one privately owned, is going up for auction this week. It is expected to sell for close to $100 million dollars! Do you see any similarities between this painting and the Mona Lisa? If you know the answer tomorrow in class I will have a surprise for you!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Enduring Themes in Art

As we explore those "Big Ideas" that are behind art making and meaning, spend some time thinking about enduring themes. How does your work fit into one of these themes? What message are you trying to communicate with your art?  I am excited to see your ideas coming together as we create our own books representing our chosen theme!