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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Mosaic Presentation

This week the 7th graders have been learning about Byzantine accomplishments. Under Emperor Justinian’s rule, mosaic art was fully developed. After discussing Justinian’s focus on mosaic art (a picture or design made from small pieces of colored material, usually quartz or glass, embedded in plaster), Mr. Shulman gave us a presentation on mosaic art by showing us some projects that he has done involving mosaics. He showed us various techniques for making mosaics out of pieces of stone or glass cut into squares or cubes. With this method, mosaic pictures can be detailed and have sharp images when designing pools, bathtubs, and even entire walls of buildings. On behalf of the 7th grade class, we’d like to say thank you Mr. Shulman for an insightful presentation on mosaics.

ch2less2 PPT

Use these notes to aide your understanding of latitude and longitude lines.

Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright

This month’s Gateway to Art focused on students drawing facial features of a tiger in “close up,” inspired by Michael David Ward, by blending watercolors. Below are a few pictures from the 6th grade Gateway to Art class.

Monday, October 20, 2008

ch2 lesson 1 ppt 8th grade

Hello 8th grade,
This week we will be focusing on the problems that existed between the colonies and England in the mid to late 1700's. As you copy the PPT, think about some of the causes for resentment in the thinking focus on page 54.