Archive for the ‘7th Grade Art Work’ Category

Excitement has been growing over the past few weeks in New England as the Patriots clinched their Super Bowl berth. Having students design their concepts of a winning logo for the Super Bowl is a great way to demonstrate the importance of creativity and art in all aspects of life. This assignment engages all students regardless of their interest in sports. Students in all grades have come up with some pretty amazing designs! 

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Students in the MSMS photography Activity Block and after-school Photo Club took part in a portraiture lesson that combined creative elements of digital photography and fine art.  Skills included use of lighting, meaningful composition, and body painting.  In a world that passes judgement based on appearances and increasingly divides us by our differences, students took the project one step further by demonstrating their ethnic pride and cultural diversity by embedding flags of origin into their portraits.  Once the composition was designed, and body painted flags included, images were shot and edited using Photoshop software.  Together, the photos make a powerful display statement, located along the corridor from the main lobby to the cafeteria.  

diversity flags

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The 2015 Youth Art Month family celebration, sponsored by the Mass. Art Educators Association, was held on Sunday, March 22nd at the State Transportation Building in Boston.  Students from 63 school districts throughout Massachusetts in Grades K-8 were selected by their art teachers to exhibit work (each educator was limited to just 5 pieces of artwork, including Ms. Phillips’ art classes and Ms. Rogers’ Photo Clubbers ).  Congratulations to all students whose work was selected for the exhibit.  Special recognition goes to Marshall Simonds 8th grader, Gati Aher, who was selected for the Sargent Art Oustanding Achievement Award for her cultural self-portrait.   Gati’s prize package includes an all-expense paid trip for her and a parent (AND her art teacher) to NYC, including airfare, hotel, transportation, and museum visits.

The other nine MSMS student artists included Alison Martin, Erin Kerr, Angela Minichiello, Nicole Keddy, Analicia Padilla, Neil Pandit, Sarah Owens, Abby Fennell and Madison Green.

Ms. Rogers and I want to extend our thanks to all the parents who attended the family celebration to support their children and the visual arts.

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youth art month

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MSMS Summer Photo Camp “focuses” on Woburn Center!



After only ONE day of camera and Photoshop orientation in the classroom, MSMS students, taking part in our Summer Photo Camp, took to the streets of Woburn Center to shoot street photography images. Who knew there were so many salons and barbershops in downtown Woburn? The friendliness of barbers made it easy for students to interact with them and their patrons and students were invited inside to do some “shooting”.

Additionally, folks walking around running errands made for excellent photo subjects. After an hour walking up and down the center streets, students returned to the classroom to begin the typical workflow: upload photos, save to desktop folder, preview, select favorites, tweak lighting in Photoshop and/or desaturate, print, email and then format SD card for use the next day!

Today’s blog post features students’ favorite works in black and white.

Pandit's Old Couple

Neil P’s Couple Walking (grade 8)


Madison G’s Getting a Trim (grade 7)

Sarah S’s Barbershop (grade 7)


Julia F’s Dog Walker (grade 9)


Abby F’s Snip, Snip, Snip (grade 7)

Vintage typewriter Golden

Aurora G’s Vintage Cash Register (grade 7)


Jordan C’s Barber Shop Register (grade 9)

barber shop David S

David S’s Waiting for Customers (grade 6)

paras barber pole

Christina P’s Barber Pole (grade 7)


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Congratulations to the following  Middle School  students who were recognized for excellence in the Visual Arts by the  Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards competition.

Marshall Simonds received 7 Gold Keys, 3 Silver and 2 Honorable Mentions .

This year’s exhibition honoring all Gold Key winning work will be held at Boston City Hall in Government Plaza from Friday, March 7 to Sunday, March 30, 2014. Visiting hours will be Monday throughFriday, 9:00am – 5:00pm.

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Gold Key Sarah Owens  7th Grade  Photography

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Gold Key Jessica James  8th Grade Photography


Benny Grubner  8th Grade  Gold Key  Drawing (oil pastel)

Benny_Grubner_Drawing                                                                                                                                                                                   Gold Key Benny Grubner 8th Grade  Drawing

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Gold Key Emily Marquis  8th Grade  Photography


Gold Key  Eunice Lee  7Th grade   Drawing


Gold Key Divyansi Pandey  7th Grade  Photography


Silver Key Erin Kriger  8th Grade Photography


Silver Key Ashley Koman  8th Grade Photography

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Silver Key  Olivia Virgin   8Th Grade Photography Wignewaran_Vibishan_Drawing

Honorable Mention     Vibishan Wigneswaran  8th Grade  Drawing (oil Pastel)

patrick_Creedon_Photography1                                                                                                                                          Honorable Mention  Patrick Creedon  8th Grade Photography

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Congratulation to the following  Middle School  students who received  Gold Keys, Silver Keys and Honorable Mentions at the annual Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards competition.

 The Gold Key and Silver Key Art Exhibit at the State Transportation Building will be hanging from Monday, February 11 to Friday, April 19, 2013.  The hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  and Sunday, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.

 Gold and Silver Key winners will be honored at a ceremony on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at the

John Hancock Hall at the Back Bay Events Center / Old John Hancock Building
180 Berkeley Street

Boston, MA   02116



Alyssa Healey  Gold Key


Sarah Hoac  Honorable Mention

Sara Iodice  Silver Key

Emily Kiehl  Honorable Mention

Nick Roberto Honorable Mention

Elaine Hovsepian  Silver Key

Emily  Klesaris    Honorable Mention

Brenda Nascimento Honorable Mention


Aadil Islam   Honorable Mention

Jade Gordon  Honorable Mention

                                                        Tehniyat Hakim        Silver Key

Rebecca Wilson   Gold Key

Sara Meehan Honorable Mention

Elaine Hovsepian  Honorable Mention

Emily Kiehl  Silver Key

Dan Xue  Honorable Mention


Alex Floyd Honorable Mention

Laura Frustaci  Silver Key

Melanie Sunnerberg  Honorable Mention

Anthony   Petrizzi       Honorable Mention

Adam Mendes  Honorable Mention

Coulter Ralston    Honorable Mention

Nick Hernandez Honorable Mention

Gina Semeraro  Honorable Mention



Michaela Battistone  Honorable Mention

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March is more than College hoop, it is Youth Art Month!
Youth Art Month (YAM) is an annual observance held each March to emphasize the
value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art
Attached is a short video of the outstanding work being created by students at Marshall Simonds
Middle School.



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This week Mrs. Beaver stopped by to lend a hand. Her team was very impressed

with her steady hand.



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Remember to check out the art during Open House.


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The votes have been calculated  and our Final Four have been selected. It is going to be difficult to select a final winner. All students have done a fantastic job. The quality of work is amazing.  

Good Luck!

Illustration 1

Illustration 1

Illustration 2

Illustration 2


Painting 1

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Design 1

Design 1

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