Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Portraits of Orphans in Different Countries with the Memory Project

Memory Project - drawings of orphans from all over the world. Students draw portraits from photographs sent to us, portraits then delivered to orphans and a video is sent back to us of the delivery about 2 months after the portraits are finished.

6.Riverview Middle Artsonia Gallery Portraits of Orphans in Ethiopia

7.Riverview Middle Artsonia Gallery Portraits of Orphans in Madagascar

8. Riverview Middle Artsonia Gallery Portraits of Orphans in Romania

9. Riverview Middle Artsonia Gallery Portraits of Orphans in Aphganistan


Draw portraits with the light box and add 6 details about their country in the background. Outline with Sharpie and paint or use color pencil. No color markers on this assignment. Hand in 3 portraits stapled to the back and your name on the back. Portraits must be uploaded to Artsonia for a grade.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Geometric Art with Patterns on the iPad

iOrnament: draw creative geometry art

By science-to-touch

When you have made one you want to keep save and upload to Artsonia. Write 2 sentences about how you made it your pattern with iOrnament.
clay ornament gallery

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Everyartist Live October 29th at Riverview Middle

 This is an annual day celebrating the importance of creativity. Hundreds of thousands of students all over the world on one day will create art about "What Fuels Your Creativity? and their art will be uploaded and exhibited at the Houston Museum of Art

Riverview Middle's Art Gallery for Everyartist Live 

Why does creativity matter?
Research shows that involvement with the creative arts increases our capacity to
innovate as children and adults.
Creative arts are shown to increase, motivation, cooperation, and self-esteem.
Kids initiate their creative thinking abilities before they even develop reading, writing,
or arithmetic skills. It is creativity that drives innovation in everything… creativity is
what moves people to new ideas and advancements.
• Participation in the arts improves problem solving abilities.
• Creativity is shown to increase motivation, cooperation, and self-esteem
• A movement called STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) to STEAM
is emerging. STEAM adds Art+ Design into STEM. We want to get ahead of the
• The workforce of the future is facing complex problems that will require
creativity and innovation to solve.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sculpture unit:: 2D guitar or 2D/3D person, 3D letter


  paper mache letter from baldaufa on Vimeo.

first choice project: 3D letter

first sketch your letter

or second choice project 2D guitar

Paper Guitars on Artsonia

or third choice project: Person sculpture in Motion


Monday, September 7, 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


 Fill out a choice worksheet listing the order you would like to do the following projects. Each project you will do a sketch, upload your sketch to Artsonia before you start. You will probable only have a chance to do a few of the following projects so list your favorite ones first. Before going on to the next project, the one before most be completed and photographed on Artsonia. We will still be doing "Friday Illustrations" in your sketchbooks for the first 5 minutes of class. There are directions for each project.

1. comic books or storybooks

2. iPad art



3.  Design a game board and deck of game cards

4. flexagon 


5. drawings on backpack

backpack drawings on Artsonia
backpacks on Artsonia
Pinterest drawings on Backpacks

6. Sharpie drawings on Starbucks cups


7. Clay Chia pet, clay shoe, clay build a bear

Pinterest Board Clay shoes
Artonia Clay Build a Bears

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Heart, a Rose, A Word = Mothers Day Present

After your sketch for mothers day is done combining a heart, a rose and something else you choose; upload to Artsonia and start making it out of clay.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

An App a Day keeps the Dr. Away. Week 2: SketchbookX


 Create a black and white drawing on Sketchbook Express. Print, color, upload to Artsonia. Experiment with all the tools after watching the video.






Sunday, March 8, 2015

An App a Day keeps the Dr. Away. Week 1 - iOrnament

IOrmanet app

APP - an application, typically a small, specialized program downloaded onto mobile devices like an iPad. 

 Symmetry - is when one shape becomes exactly like another if you flip, slide or turn it.

Create art that is symmetrical with the Ipad app "iOrnament".

Play around with the app until you create something you like then print it on the black and white printer and add color with markers or color pencils.