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January Update: Art, Music & Computer by Mrs. Gulleman


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7th Grade ART 

Students completed their Serengeti Silhouettes highlighting a Serengeti animal against the backdrop of the setting African sun.  Students did an excellent job taking their time with the cutouts and adding great visual texture and color with chalk to get the sunset just they way they wanted it.

7th Grade Art

Surprise Emotion Portrait

Objective:  Students will investigate and practice the techniques used by the famous artist Edvard Munch in his painting The Scream.  Discuss the emotions created by looking at the painting, discuss how the person in the painting must be feeling, discuss what the painting is about, discuss what the painter is trying to tell the viewer through his painting, apply techniques to their original artwork.

Students discuss emotions and decide which one to illustrate, start rough draft, add the various lines to accentuate the piece, transfer to final draft, paint.

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Peter and The Wolf – Cincinnati Orchestra Sound Discovery (Classic for Kids)

Students will identify the sounds of a variety of orchestral instruments; demonstrate how music communicates meaning of text, feelings, moods or images and influences personal preference; use supporting details to identify and describe main ideas characters and setting; identify music terminology:  timbre (tone color) instruments by family, aurally and visually; observe dramatic productions; experience music created for a variety of purpose.

Students will be introduced to the characters in the story; students will use the listening map for Peter and The Wolf and listen to the recording via Classic for Kids website.

Middle School Students are to complete music handout responding to “Troika” from Lt. Kije Suite, Classics for Kids.

Middle School Grades 5-8

“Composers by Period Research”

Students will research different genres of music, developing research tech skills, presenting information in a PowerPoint Presentation

Students will use the Classic for Kids website to research different styles of music, they will take notes and type notes into a PowerPoint presentation to be presented to the class.


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