Grades 6-8 Descriptions

Immerse yourself in Art

Engage with some of Boston’s finest artist-educators in studios purposely designed for ceramics, printmaking, drawing, painting, and sculpture. Continue your journey in art by immersing yourself in a stimulating and supportive environment.

Programs

Collaborative Mural Making

Instructor: Aleigha Howland

Grades 5-8
10 Mondays, 3:30-5:30pm
September 16 – November  25, 2019
Excludes October 14, 2019

Make your mark! Students will work together to plan, design and paint three murals in the MMA side yard!

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.


Pottery Prints

Instructor: Tiffany Playford

Grades 6 – 8
10 Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
September 17 – November 19, 2019

Create functional or sculptural pieces with unique patterns and designs using linocut to add imagery and texture. Hand-glaze your work and experience the surprises when the kiln is unloaded.

 

 

 


Color Intensive: Draw/Paint

Instructor: Roz Sommer

Grade 5-8
10 Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
September 18 – December 4, 2019
Excludes October 9 & November 27, 2019

Expressive imagination and close observation come into play through exploring a wide variety of media in works on paper. People, animals, and objects in nature, dreams, fantasies and abstract lines and forms will be suggested as stimulating and challenging subjects.

If your 5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled the Snack ‘n Track program, or have an unsupervised arrival form.


Environmental Painting

Instructor: Matt Hufford

Grade 5-8
10 Fridays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
September 20- November 22, 2019

Students will create paintings inspired by the environment and ecosystems that surround them everyday. In this course, artists will create still life paintings, plein air paintings [paintings made outside] of the nature and incorporate natural materials.

If your 5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled the Snack ‘n Track program, or have an unsupervised arrival form.


Printmaking with Chris

Instructor: Christopher Wallace

Grades 5 – 8
10 Mondays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
January 6 – March 23, 2020
Excludes January 20 and February 17, 2020

MMA is excited to offer an introduction to printmaking with one of MMA’s established adult instructors, Chris Wallace. Chris will design the class to open the world of printmaking and all its possibilities to our middle school artists. More details to follow soon!

If your 5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program, or have an signed Unsupervised Arrival form.

 

 

 


New Pottery Class!

Instructor: Tiffany Playford

Grades 6 – 8
10 Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
January 7 – March 17, 2020
Excludes February 18, 2020

Details coming soon!

 


Color Intensive: Draw/Paint

Instructor: Roz Sommer

Grade 5-8
10 Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
January 8 – March 18, 2020
Excludes February 19, 2020

Expressive imagination and close observation come into play through exploring a wide variety of media in works on paper. People, animals, and objects in nature, dreams, fantasies and abstract lines and forms will be suggested as stimulating and challenging subjects.

If your 5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled the Snack ‘n Track program, or have an unsupervised arrival form.


Stop Animation: In partnership with Media Arts Studio

Instructor: Janet Scudder

Grade 5-8
10 Fridays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
January 10 – March 20, 2020
Excludes February 21, 2020

This program is in partnership with the Cambridge Media Arts Studio with guest instructor Joshua Arévalo. Students will create stop motion scenery and film in the MMA 2D studio. After the filming is completed, artists will be brought over to the Media Arts Studio to edit their short films! Media Arts Studio (share link) https://www.cpsd.us/administration/icts/media_arts

If your 5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled the Snack ‘n Track program, or have an unsupervised arrival form.