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

Drawing from Life:

Draw Human Faces

Elfwood Human Figure Tutorial

People Drawing Tutorials

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Perspective Drawing

Vincent Van Gogh Gallery


Calligraphy for Everyone

Calligraphy Centre

Middle Ages Calligraphy

Urban Calligraphy

Dave Wood Calligraphy

Video: Bella Figura Calligraphy

Video: Urban Calligraphy- Skyfall

Video: Impressive Calligraphy

Video: Making Manuscripts

Video: Tricycle Calligraphy

Video: Barcellona Calligraphy

Video: Quilling a Logo

Venetian Carnivale Masks:

Venetian Masks Powerpoint Presentation

Venetian Masks Pinterest Board

Visions of Venice Masks

Mask Italia

Masks of Venetzia Collection

Tragicomica Masks and Costumes

Photos of Venice Carnivale

Panoramas of Venice, Italy

Plaster Mask Making Tutorial

Video: Wanderlust-Italy

Video: Italian Mask Shop

Video: Threadbanger Plaster Mask Tutorial

Video: Venetian Mask Tutorial

Video: Paper Mache Mask Workshop


Sketchbooks and Art Journaling:

Idea Generator

The Sketchbook Challenge

The Sketchbook Project

Using Sketchbook to Boost Creativity

Book By Its Cover: Sketchbook Examples

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?


Careers Prep & College:

The Art Career Project

U.S. News Top 10 Fine Arts Schools

Art Colleges by State


Top 50 Art Colleges

How to Get into Art School

Art Portfolio Requirements


Grade 8 Art Lessons

Venetian Masks

Art Class Videos

How to Draw People/Faces

Student Work

Virtual Field Trips

FMS Alumni

Parody Art

Cool Art Supplies

Art Vocabulary:

Artist's Toolkit Glossary

Visual Arts Glossary

Basic Art Vocabulary

PBS art21 Glossary