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8th Grade Art

8th Grade Art

Art 8

Art 8
Image: " Information Scolaire" Paris 1956 Robert Doisneau

Art 8 is the introductory nine week studio art class. This course is designed to begin to expose eighth graders to what they will experience in Art 1. Work is done on a project basis and is graded on the student’s individual development rather than in comparison with the works of others in the class. Written tests and exams will be based on vocabulary and art concepts, materials and techniques.

I utilize the google classroom as a way to communicate effectively with my students and parents. If you would like to receive updates (either daily or weekly) from the google classroom please email me @ jessica.biller@riversideschools.net . The subject of the email should be your add me, the body of the email should read with your name, your child’s name, and the class and block you would like to be added to. The awesome thing is that you only needed to be added once, ever, once you are in you stay in for ALL their classes forever. You will not be an active member of the class but you will see updates and due dates.

You can also check my google site that I linked all my class calendars:https://sites.google.com/riversideschools.net/jbillerarteacher/home

Another way to stay on top of your child’s progress is to have the Infinite Campus App on your phone. This will allow you to receive text alerts when grades are entered or messages are sent home. Your child can also download this to the phone. You must chose the option to receive the alerts.

Another way to help your child would be to encourage them to download the google calendar/classroom to their phone. When downloading, they should choose allow alerts. Allowing alerts insures they will get an alert on their phone when teachers post things and reminders when things are due. This will also allow them to see all their due dates for all their classes that use google classroom and they can add due date for the classes that do not use the classroom. Ask your child to share their log in so you you can also see their calendars, you can add things for them like clean their room :-)

Lastly, if your child does not want to utilize any of the above they can very easily check their email by opening their chromebook and hitting the preloaded mail box on the bottom of their screen. An email is sent to a student every single time a teacher posts anything to the classroom. Also, by having their log in your can log in from anywhere and check their email as well.



SUPPLY LIST FOR ART 8 : Due day 2 of class


10 pencils (Non-mechanical)

5 white erasers

1 pencil sharpener with 2 different size openings

9x12(at least that size) sketch book (may be used year to year) The ones that last the longest are the ones with wire binding. Students also find it useful to buy one that has pockets in it.

2 fine point black sharpies

2 ultrafine black sharpies

Folder and notebook to take notes

Chromebook-Charged and ready to use daily



Also throughout the school year you will need for specific projects:

A small container with a lid (holds 1 cup of liquid)

photograph of yourself (black/white)

1 large ziplock bag

1 garbage bag

Old towel

Ice Cube tray and Loaf of bread bag.

Additional requested supplies:

Last names     A-D : Large Ziplock Bags

 E-I : Murphy’s Oil Soap

 J-N : 2 bars of Ivory Soap

        0-R : Small ziplock bags

               S-Z :  Box of Tissues