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Alex M. Martino
Junior High School
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Mrs. Young
Art Cycle/Art Elective - Martino Jr. High


Introduction to Art is a year long elective class offered to both 7th and 8th grade students. In this class, we will experiment with a variety of media allowing students to develop a foundation of art making skills.

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Elective art classes are required to submit finished project to appropriate bin in classroom, complete the E-Portfolio and submit digitally to our school's Artsonia page.  

Visit www.artsonia.com (scan QR code or use class code - See Mrs. Young if you need that information) 

Lesson Descriptions

Media Exploration:

Students will learn various skills and techniques for using painting and drawing media.  They will create reference sheets to use throughout the school year for future projects.

1. Painting (watercolor and tempera)

2. Drawing (oil pastel, chalk pastel, charcoal, graphite pencil, colored pencil, marker)

Ceramic Vessel

For our clay project, you will create a vessel (a functional object that holds something).  This can be a cup, vase, bowl, box, etc. Be creative with your design. We will learn various techniques for building the vessel and then we will glaze at the end. 

Craftsmanship is very important, as well as proper use of tools and clean up.

2-D Monster Drawing

We will collaborate with Nelson Prairie's 2nd graders for this project.   They will send us sketches of monsters they designed. We will take these sketches and bring them to life!  You will use their ideas, but enhance them and create a 3-dimensional drawing that incorporates value, color and a background.

We will scan your drawings at the end and send them back to the 2nd graders so they can see how their ideas evolved.




Students will choose a piece of architecture to press into styrofoam and print onto various types of paper.  The process of printmaking requires specific steps and craftsmanship is key!


You will work in groups of 3-4 and recreate a famous work of art. You will grid out your section and work together to make sure all parts line up correctly.  You will decide as a group which medium (media) would be best.  You can all choose the same, or have different ones.


This project will highlight the many techniques we've learned throughout the year.  Drawing, Paining, Collage and Printmaking.  The theme is bugs. You will be researching the meaning and symbolism of your bug as well and connecting that to your personality/life.