Thursday, December 5, 2019

Spelling Bee

 The annual McClure Spelling Bee will be held on Friday, January 10th at 9:45. All interested students can register by following the link on the school website or by visiting Mrs. Burchette on the 6th grade hallway. If you register online, please be sure to read carefully for information regarding study lists. Register no later than Monday, January 6th to participate. See Mrs. Burchette with any questions.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Welcome back!

I hope everyone had a wonderful week off for Thanksgiving and that you are all as excited to see me as I am to see you! We will be finishing out painting units and moving on to printmaking. I can't wait! You may notice that some of November's posts are missing from the blog. I am not sure where they went! If you find them please let me know. In the meantime if you need any of the handouts that were linked here please email me and I will send them to you.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Themes and Concentrations in Art

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Visual Composition Website Grades

Hello my lovely Visual Compers! I went to grade your blogs/electronic portfolios and found that 18 of you - THAT'S EIGHTEEN STUDENTS - did not have what they needed. Knowing how fabulous you all are I think this might just be a publishing issue. Please check to make sure you have the following:

Home Page - Artist Statement
Sketchbook Page - 2-5 pics of your sketchbook drawings
Artwork Page - Your colored pencil open/shut projects

Additionally, if you have a pic of your Reflections projects you can include that pic too!
Most students have completed their artist statements but did not add the pictures of their artwork. Some of you have either sketchbook missing OR project missing. Only two students have nothing at all updated.  I know you have been doing the work because I have seen you doing it in class!

Make sure you "preview" then "publish" is you are using the app to update your blog. If you are using a computer website you need to "save" then "publish."

As always - email me if you need help. These were do at the end of class today but I will check again at 9pm before finalizing grades.


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Visual Comp

Just a friendly reminder that your electronic portfolio/Weebly blog updates are due tomorrow by the end of class. You need to have your artist statement, 2-5 sketchbook pics, and your color penciled project uploaded to your website. Information on writing your artist statement is in the previous blog post.

Let me know if you need any help!

Monday, October 7, 2019

Artist Statement

Do you need help writing the artist statement? Here is a great resource to walk you through the process!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

End of Quarter

It is hard to imagine that we only have 7 days left before the end of the 1st quarter. Here is a quick checklist of things that we will be grading before the end.

  1. Current Project
  2. Sketchbook/30 Day Drawing Challenge
  3. Bell Ringers
If you have an incomplete on any project or you would like to improve your grade you have until Wednesday, October 9th to turn them in.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Reflections Projects Due

The absolute last day to turn in your reflections project to me will be Monday, Sept. 30th (the day we return from break).  Please refer to the rules so that you can be sure to have everything you need. Artwork needs to be mounted on cardboard/foam core if it is on paper. You also need to include the application with the written reflection.  Let me know if you need help BEFORE Friday so that we can all be successful!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Color Quiz

All students will have a color quiz on Friday (9/6) except for Visual Composition 1.
Please review how to draw and fill in your own color wheel, primary colors, secondary colors, intermediate/tertiary colors, color schemes, tints, and shades. Use your sketchbook notes and practice to study.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Final Syllabus Days!

Time is ticking away for you to get your syllabus signed. It is the fourth week of school and the quarter is almost HALF OVER! Please make sure you get your syllabus signed before Friday, August 30th. Please sign here.

Friday, August 16, 2019

PTSA Reflections Rules

 Excited for Reflections this year! Here are the rules and form you will need to submit artwork.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Please donate!

The art room would love for you to donate tissues, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes! Seeing all 3 grade levels we go through them quickly. I am getting a head start this year and being proactive.

Thank you in advance!

Monday, August 12, 2019

Visual Composotion 1 - Weebly

I have set up your pages and log-in ahead of time. Your log in is FirstnameLastinitial.19. 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 Mcclure19. Please change your password after you have logged in the first time. 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! Right now we only need the 4 required pages: Home, Sketchbook, Artwork, Assessments.

 Ignore the log-in information in this video and log-in here: Due on 8/14.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Syllabus 2019-2020

Here is the syllabus for this year!

Please sign the syllabus HERE!

Friday, May 10, 2019

End of Year Survey

Please fill out the end of the year survey! It will help guide decisions about art next year.

Monday, April 29, 2019

VC1 Common Assessment 2


Here is the last assessment for the year. I have included the rubric here, please use it!

These are due on MONDAY, MAY 6TH. You may turn these in by posting them to your weebly site. No exceptions.  Many of you will be leaving for Disney that same week so make sure you get it done ahead of time.

Here is the handout we used in class to discuss Feldman's model of art criticism. Please use this while doing your assessment. When you post your work be sure to include images of the art work you are discussing.

If you need any additional help please let me know.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

VC1 - Common Assessment Information

Please find your common assessment here and the rubric for the assessment here. This assessment is due on Friday, April 19th. Firm deadline. See me if you have any questions.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Welcome Back!

I hope you had a wonderful spring break. We all have come back with many stories to share. You will be sharing your big and small moments from your break in drawings. Please see assignment in above picture. I have included some pics of some of my families bigger moments over break. We celebrated 3 birthdays and got a new puppy!

Friday, March 22, 2019

Origami Animation

Have you been enjoying learning about Origami this week? If so, you will really enjoy this!

Monday, March 18, 2019

Spring Arts Festival This Weekend!

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Weebly Portfolios Due 3/14

Friday, March 8, 2019

End of Quarter Important Information

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS: End of the quarter is a week away - Friday, March 15th.

This is just a friendly reminder that your sketchbook should be in my classroom at all times. It LIVES here (not in your locker, backpack, or at home). I went to grade sketchbooks today and many were missing from every class. Be sure to have your sketchbook back on the shelf first thing Monday morning.

Please make sure if you did not finish an assignment due to absence that you make arrangements with me to complete anything you have outstanding by Friday morning. I am available for Mav Block and any morning at 8:15 (if you arrange it with me ahead of time). I will be picking up students Monday (3/11) if you are reading this over the weekend and would like to come in.

Visual Composition 1: Blogs must be updated by Thursday, March 14th. Be sure to have the correct pages, artist statement, and pictures. Some of you are at least two updates behind! Also - read above about sketchbooks - you are my biggest offenders!

Quiz recovery was today and all grades have been updated in Synergy. 
Enjoy the weekend!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Color Quiz Friday!

In preparation for our painting unit we have been studying color and color mixing in the art room. All students (except VC1) will have a color quiz on Friday, February 15th. Use your color wheel handout to prepare for the quiz.  If you need another copy of the study guide it can be found here.

Thursday, February 7, 2019


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Art Memes Are Fun!

There are many more after this....the paintings just kept coming. Read/See the full story here.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Snow Day Ideas!

Monday, January 28, 2019


Friday, January 11, 2019

Kaleidescope Art Show

Congratulations to the following students for having their art work chosen for the county wide Kaleidoscope Art Show. Our students work is on display now at The Art Station at Big Shanty. Come see our talented artists’ work!

Olivia Medlin – 8th – Mixed Media

Isaac Robson – 6th – Colored Pencil

Bella Churchill – 8th – Mixed Media

Alex (Mary)  Starr – 8th -  Colored Pencil

Abby Elise Romer – 6th – Mixed Media

Monday, January 7, 2019

Syllabus 2018-2019

                         Please sign here!