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Portfolio Project for Middle School — Graffiti Names

I chose to make my sam­ple using my own name, so no one could com­plain about their name being too long! This year, my pre­vi­ously K-6 ele­men­tary school has added a mid­dle school.  Now Art has become an elec­tive class for 6th and 7th graders (an 8th grade will be added next year).  This means lots […]

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Keith Haring “Action Figures”

I found my inspi­ra­tion for this les­son at Deep Space Sparkle.  It’s the end of the school year, and while this project looks fan­tas­tic on reg­u­lar white paper, I needed to go a step fur­ther to really grab my 6th graders’ atten­tion!  So, I cre­ated my sam­ple on alu­minum foil with col­or­ful Sharpies.  The result.… […]

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Alphabet Art — The Verdict is In!

two exam­ples of first grade “Alpha­bet Art” It’s offi­cial.… every­one LOVES Alpha­bet Art! From first graders to sixth graders, the responses were all the same — this project is a hit!! A few of the youngest stu­dents had to be reminded to con­nect their let­ters, but other than that most stu­dents were able to work independently. […]

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Alphabet Art

In today’s cul­ture, some sym­bols have become so famil­iar that we’ve stopped notic­ing them. This idea is what prompted con­tem­po­rary Amer­i­can artist, Jasper Johns, to cre­ate abstract paint­ings from sym­bols such as let­ters, num­bers and maps to get his view­ers to expe­ri­ence these sym­bols in new ways. Your stu­dents can fol­low these steps to share this […]

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