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Grade 8 Theme: The Artist's Studio


In grade 8, we will focus on how artists work in the studio:
how we develop ideas, plan art works, and the processes of creating.
Students will create portfolios of 2-D and 3-D art forms and learn about working artists' careers and studio processes
with projects such as Venetian Carnivale Masks, Drawing from Life, Graphic Design, ... AND MORE!!

This year, grade 8 students have art class twice per 6-day cycle for the full year!

MA Visual Arts Curriculum Frameworks Standards for Grade 5-8.

pal Grade 8 Links pal

Venetian Carnivale Masks: Videos



Intro to Calligraphy Presentation

Calligraphy Text Generator

Custom Guideline Generator

Calligraphy Centre

Middle Ages Calligraphy

Urban Calligraphy

Dave Wood Calligraphy


Calligraphy-Worthy Quotes:



The Quote Garden

Calligraphy: Videos

Video: Bella Figura Calligraphy

Video: Urban Calligraphy- Skyfall

Video: Impressive Calligraphy

Video: Making Manuscripts

Video: Tricycle Calligraphy

Video: Barcellona Calligraphy

VIDEO: Using a Quill Pen

Video: Quilling a Logo


Drawing from Life:

Draw Human Faces

Elfwood Human Figure Tutorial

People Drawing Tutorials

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Perspective Drawing

Vincent Van Gogh Gallery



Sketchbooks and Art Journaling:

Idea Generator

The Sketchbook Challenge

The Sketchbook Project

Using Sketchbook to Boost Creativity

Book By Its Cover: Sketchbook Examples

Careers Prep & College:

The Art Career Project

U.S. News Top 10 Fine Arts Schools

Art Colleges by State

Art Schools.com

Top 50 Art Colleges

How to Get into Art School

Art Portfolio Requirements

Careers in Fine Arts & Graphic Design:

The Art Career Project

Video: The Wheel of Everyday Life

The Purple Crayon (Book Illustrator's Guide)

Kristine Daniels Studio

Video: What is a Logo?


Art Vocabulary:

Artist's Toolkit Glossary

Visual Arts Glossary

Basic Art Vocabulary

PBS art21 Glossary