Sherwood Visual Arts
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The art program at Sherwood Middle School consists of an introduction to a variety of methods and materials while learning about the elements and principles of art. Students will be participating in an art cycle for a 30 day period where they will be tested on 3 standards. The first standard is on vocabulary pertaining to the elements and principals of art. The second standard is on the use of methods and materials. The third is on the completion of work and the presentation of a portfolio. Lastly, students are evaluated on habits of mind with focus on "consistently" working during class time.
Grade five students will complete several projects during this rotation. They will work on a line drawing assignment after studying art by Keith Haring. Following this assignment, they will move on to learning about shape and studying the cut out artwork of Henri Matisse. Students will then work on a pencil drawing of three dimensional forms. This assignment is a segway into students final one point perspective drawing. In all assignments students students learn the importance of balance, value, and color theory.
During this visual art cycle students will build upon concepts learned during their first art experience this school year. Students will continue to work on drawing skills and experiment with creating paper sculptures. Please know that students will not only be making art, but they will also be talking and writing about their art. At the end of the cycle students will be creating a Digital Portfolio on their iPad. The Digital Portfolio will be a collection of art created from both cycles in addition to a personal reflection.
The sixth graders will build on concepts of the elements and principles of art learned in fifth grade. The first assignment is a watercolor painting based on wooden drawing manikins. Students learn about scale and proportions of the human figure. This assignment incorporates techniques using water color paints as well as watercolor pencils. Students will also work on a self portrait painting in the style of either Vincent Van Gogh or Roy Lichtenstein. In all assignments students focus on balance and craftsmanship.
During this visual art cycle students will build upon concepts learned during their first art experience this school year. Students will continue to work on drawing skills through observational and abstract drawings. Please know that students will not only be making art, but they will also be talking and writing about their art. At the end of the cycle students will be creating a Digital Portfolio on their iPad. The Digital Portfolio will be a collection of art created from both cycles in addition to a personal reflection.
Students Who Have Art Currently on Display During the Month of March
Shrewsbury Credit Union
- Maggie McManus
- Kazuki Kimpara
- Julie Nguyen
- Anne Wu
- Zaid Moghrabi
- Quiann Sun
- Anna DeMaria
- Jayla D'Onofrio
- Ethan Guo
- Dhruv Guda
- Varnika Vangara
- Isabelle Zhao
Worcester Art Museum
- Aishetha Nagabhirava
- Eric Hoover
- Nidhi Vidyaprakash
- Zachery Boulay
- Fiona Weng
- Quiann Sun
- Maya Ding
- Nina Mayer
Current Art Competitions
- 2018 Massachusetts Arbor Day Poster Contest is open to 5th grade students only.
This year’s theme, “My Community, My Trees”
If you are interested in this Art Poster Competition please see your Art Teacher. For more information you can also visit the site:
Submissions for this contest are due to your art teacher by March 2, 2018.
- Art Energizes STEAM by Crayola
This Art competition is open to students PreK-12 students. “This national Art exhibition is an opportunity for students to weave the artistic processes: create, present, respond and connect, into STEAM projects. Submissions must be the student’s original work and 2-D art, no larger than 16”x20”.” To find out more information please see your school’s Visual Art Teacher or visit the Crayola site www.Crayola.com/ArtExpo. All submissions must go through your Visual Art teacher. Submissions for due to your Visual Art teacher by March 23, 2018.
- Doodle 4 Google (What Inspires Me)
This Contest asks students to create, uplifting “Doodles” of “What Inspires Me”.
How to Enter:
Competition opens: January 8, 2018
Step 1.) Download the form at doodle4google.com
Step 2.) On entry form, create your own original doodle (no copyrighted materials) using any material you want. Write a 50 word descriptive statement.
Step 3.) Turn your form with descriptive statement, artwork and filled out form to your Teacher by February 25th.
Step 4.) Have parent sign your form and send .jpg or .png file to submit digitally to doodle4google.com.
Competition closes: March 2, 2018
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