Friday, December 16, 2016

PPT and Weebly - How to do it!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Visual Comp 1 Assessment

This is due on Friday 12/16. Absolutely no late grace period. If you do not turn it in you will receive a zero. Please make sure you answer ALL PARTS OF THE QUESTION. This needs to be typed and handed in. Use this handout to help you answer the questions.
Common assessment #1: 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 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)

You can do this through:

-a written 3 paragraph essay
-a compare and contrast chart
-a powerpoint or similar presentation
-a sticky note visual with commentary
-a recorded interview on camera

Portfolio Requirements for VC1

There seems to be some confusing about what needs to be on your website by 12/14/2016. 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 four of your best drawings on it
3. Altered book page - with 2-4 of your best pages on it
4. Projects page - colored pencil, painting, reflections, color wheel and print on it.
5. Assessment - We will have an assessment this week that needs to be on it.

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! Please 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.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Spelling Bee!

The annual McClure Spelling Bee will be held on Friday, January 13th at 9:30.  All interested students should sign up no later than December 30th.  Your family is welcome to attend the bee and should check in to the front office before joining us in the theater.  Please be mindful of the necessity for a silent environment during the bee.  This may not be the place for younger siblings who cannot sit quietly for long periods of time.
*New to this year's bee will be one vocabulary round.  This is something new that has been added to the Scripps National Spelling Bee and we have been asked to expose you to this new format.  This round will be low stress and will not cause elimination. It is just to let you see how the new format will work.
Links to this year's school bee study materials can be found on Mrs. Burchette's Blog (7th Grade Teacher).
All students interested in practicing as a group are welcome to attend study sessions in Mrs. Burchette's room on Wednesday mornings starting at 8:00.  Our first study session will be Wednesday, December 7th.
Click here to sign up!