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Wednesday, 27 May 2015 00:00

May in the Art Room!

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May has been a busy month as our school year in art comes to a close! It has been a great year with the students and I have seen much artistic growth with all of the children. I finished up the Trimester with grades 5-8. We spent some time the past few weeks on tonal shading. This is something I want to cover more next year in addition to drawing techniques. I did a pre-assessment to see what level the students were at with┬áthe tonal shading. I also did a small art project with 6th grade related to this art concept. Middle school students enjoy drawing and learning about different ways to shade in their artwork. One of the favorite projects with 7th and 8th grade was a project called "Northern Lights". We used chalk pastels for this and they love using this type of art material. The results…