Monday, November 28, 2016

Mural Contest

 Large Scale Mural Design Call to Artists: Project description: Create a design that represents the history of the city of Kennesaw, Georgia.

Sketch guidelines: Create a sketch that is 11 x 17" horizontal using any medium depicting your design of the history of the City of Kennesaw, GA.

The chosen design will be enlarged to create a wheat paste mural that will be on display in downtown Kennesaw GA. in the spring of 2017.

 More details: Sketches will be reviewed by the Historical Preservation Commission and the City Council and a winner will be selected. The Kennesaw Art and Culture Commission is working with the owners of the Eaton Chiropractic building in downtown Kennesaw to install a temporary wheat paste mural March through April 2017. The winning student/students will be invited to be a part of the mural installation process.

 Due date: February 17, 2017

Where to send sketches: Darryl Simmons Zoning Administrator 2529 J O Stephenson Ave Kennesaw, GA 30144 or you can email a high quality image (minimum 5.5x8.5" and 300 dpi) to

Friday, November 18, 2016


I have missed you all this week while I have been gone from McClure and working at the Department of Education. Here is the view from the room where I am working. Isn't the Georgia State Capital beautiful? I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you enjoy your time off from school. I look forward to seeing you when we get back!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Visual Comp Online Portfolios

Between now and when we return from Thanksgiving break you need to set up y our Visual Composition 1 Online Portfolio. This is ONLY for the students in the AC Art class in 8th grade. . I have set up your pages and log-in ahead of time. Your log in is FirstnameLastinitial2016. Please note that the first letter of your first name and first letter of last name are capitals. Everyone has the same password right now which is mcclurems. Please change your password after you have logged in the first time. Logan M., Faith B., and Jordan H. will all need to use their FirstnameLastname2016 to log in. Same rules for capitals apply. Once you are logged in successfully, and changed your password (write it down someplace secure!) then you can start designing. Here is a video that shows you step-by-step what you need to do. Have fun with it and make it your own! Ignore the log-in information in this video and log-in here: Spend some time looking at some former VC1 students websites to get an idea of what needs to be included. Those can be found here. By the time we see each other next I would like you to have a title for your blog with your name in it. You should also have pages set up that are sketchbook, altered book, projects, and assessments. Feel free to add any additional pages you would like to add. Please add your Reflections project pic to your projects page. If you get stuck email me at and I will help you. Have fun with this and let me see your creativity shine!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Directions for 8th Grade Folding

Here you will find the folding directions for the four different shapes that you will need for your sculpture. Click the image to go to the video instructions.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Color Mixing Guide

Do you need a little help finding the right colors for your painting project? Use this great interactive color mixing guide!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Art Club!

Art club is going strong on Friday morning. We meet from 8 - 8:45 and have over 60 students! If you missed art club today we signed up for REMIND so that we can communicate more easily.  Please use the information below to sign up!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Important Information!

This week in art we are wrapping up grades for the first six weeks. Students in grades 7 and 8 who have not taken the color theory quiz will be taking the quiz on Wednesday, September 7th.  All students should have completed their rubric and reflections for the colored pencil project by Friday. If you were absent please see me. If you did not complete your project I am still available for extra help in the mornings at 8 am and in the afternoon by appointment. Incomplete projects will not receive a passing grade! I will be pulling sketchbooks for grades on Thursday, you should have at least two complete 30 day drawing challenges by now. Don't hesitate to see me if you have anything incomplete.