Pop Art- Spring 2014

Assignment: Students chose either a pet, or a food item to represent POPular culture in 2014. They then transformed that image into pop artwork by using black outlines, primary colors, action words, explosive shapes, and flat surfaces.

Thomas F, “Shazam”, 6th grade.




Addison Rouns, “YUM”, 6th grade.



Clayton Cobb, “ZAP”, 6th grade



Noah R-P, “BANG”, 6th grade


Luke R, “SQUIRT”, 6th grade




Project: Printmaking

Materials: Styrofoam Plate, carving tool, paint, paper

Description: Students come up with subject matter of their choice. They then sketch ideas for composition. Once they know what they want to do for their printmaking project, they carve that image into the styrofoam plate. Apply paint with brayer, and then print 2 copies.


1. Student creates an interesting design, which includes variety of line thickness and interesting subject matter- 20 points

2. Student uses all materials correctly (for example, no pushing holes through the plate, use the brayer delicately, etc)- 20 points

3. Student makes two prints using the same styrofoam plate, labeled correctly. 20 points

4. Neatness (centers the print on page, no paint drops in places they shouldn’t be)- 20 points

5. Student choses the paper color to enhance the paint color- 20 points

Student Work:

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Kayleigh R, “Collide With The Sky”, 8th grade, 2013

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Tanveer C, “Gamer Life”, 8th grade, 2013

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Tiara L, “Dreams Of Paris”, 8th grade, 2013

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Breanna M, “Polka Dot Tights”, 8th grade, 2013


Game Design

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Emina’s Group, 6th grade

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Students must work in a group of four to design and implement a board game.


Anything they want. Really. I only two rules. One rule was that students could not use my classroom art supplies except for construction paper, tape and glue. I know that sounds silly, but you can only imagine if 30 students were running around the room getting any supplies they needed. No way. Also, if all students used the same art supplies, then they wouldn’t be pushing themselves to come up with creative new uses for objects from home. The second rule was that I did not want them to spend money on supplies. Of course, they could it’s their money, but definitely not required. They could use found objects from home, rocks from the street, um gum wrappers. It really didn’t matter to me.

[Key Words]

Product Design, Cohesive, Design Planning, Board Game


1. Good work habits/effective use of time

2. Cohesive design plan which means everything must make sense. (The box, the pieces, and the board all need to be cohesive in their design.)

3. The game must have a clear objective that others can understand

4. All parts must be completed (a set of rules, game pieces, a box to put the game in, a board to play on, etc)

5. Neat and Tidy. It needs to look like you put extreme care and attention into all details.

[More student artwork]

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Bryson’s Group, 6th grade (4th period), ”

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[Worksheets to help students when design planning]

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Agenda Cover Contest

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My advanced graphic arts class will be designing the agenda cover for the 2012-2013 school year. Assignment: To design the 2012-2013 agenda cover for Meyzeek Middle School using either Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, or Illustrator. Things that must be included: 1. … Continue reading