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Woodbury Art: Grade 8

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Grade 8

Welcome to 8th grade Art! Below you can find information about the specific project we do in Art class along with examples of student work. To see more, please visit our online gallery, Artsonia! 


Woodbury Art projects are based on the Elements of Art and include as many different media and as much choice as possible to engage student artists and help them to find something they enjoy and can succeed with. Below you can find examples of our current project.

Shape- Repeated Pattern project

  • Students refresh their knowledge on geometric and organic shapes and learn about the process of creating a repeated pattern (wallpaper, fabric...). They create an image on a small square of paper and through cutting and reassembling their image, they create a square that can be copied and repeated indefinitely. They use this pattern to create a larger image and add color to their finished design.

Value & Color- Value Self Portrait project

  • Students learn about monochromatic color schemes and using value to create 3-dimensional space on digital surface. They use a photo of themselves and the Google Drawing program to create a self-portrait.

Choice Based: Identity project 

  • Students learn about the process of a choice based project, which gives them the freedom to determine their own vision and materials for a given theme. They are tasked with creating a project that reflects who they are, using at least two different media categories and are challenged to try one new skill or media.

Choice Based: Activism Art project

  • Students learn about the power of Art and how it can be used as a form of activism. They look a examples of work made by activist artists of varying and opposing opinions, and then pick their own to illustrate. Students are encouraged to pick something they are passionate about and have opinions on. Being a choice based project, students determine their own vision and materials for the project.

Form- Paper Mache Alebrije project

  • Students learned about Alebrijes, their history, and their representation in Mexican culture. They created a paper mache creature of their choosing (realistic animal, hybrid animal, fantasy creature...) and then painted it in a fantastical alebrije style.

Texture & Form- Clay project

  • This project varies depending on time constraints, and often is a choice between a few options. Regardless of the item being created, students learn about form and texture when working in 3-dimensions. Project options include the Mini Meal project, Choice project, Recreation project (recreating a real life object like a sneaker out of clay) and Ceramic Amplifiers (creates a speaker for a phone or other digital device). 

Elements of Art

National Visual Arts Standards

Standards covered by the end of 86th Grade Art:


  • Anchor Standard #1. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
  • Anchor Standard #2. Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
  • Anchor Standard #3. Refine and complete artistic work.


  • Anchor Standard #4. Select, analyze and interpret artistic work for presentation.
  • Anchor Standard #5. Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
  • Anchor Standard #6. Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.


  • Anchor Standard #7. Perceive and analyze artistic work.
  • Anchor Standard #8. Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
  • Anchor Standard #9. Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.


  • Anchor Standard #10. Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
  • Anchor Standard #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.

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