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Fine and Performing Arts

Director of Fine Arts: Douglas Trudeau 

Telephone:  781-314-5514

email:Douglastrudeau@k12.waltham.ma.us

Cindy Boudreau - Clerical Paraprofessional

Telephone: 781-314-5490

email:Cynthiaboudreau@k12.waltham.ma.us

The Fine Arts Department is under the direction of Douglas Trudeau.  The department encompasses the music, drama and art programs K- 12.   The music department offers instruction K - 12. Students in grades K - 8 receive general music and choral instruction on a weekly basis. This standard based curriculum is designed to meet the state frameworks in music.

Superintendent Spotlight

Silhouette Zentangles

Grade 7 Kennedy Middle School

Mrs. Bourque, Art Specialist

 

Grade 7 student artists were tasked to create an abstract piece using Zentangle techniques as their guide.  These abstracts incorporate and include many elements of art such as line, movement, rhythm, organic and geometric shapes, repetition, and originality in design.

They created a silhouetted form within their piece by ‘trapping’ a white space with their pen work. Throughout their piece artists were able to create a balance of light and dark areas while using only a monochromatic palette.

This process included and aligned with, but was not limited to, the following MA Curriculum Standards for Visual Art:

1.7 Use the appropriate vocabulary related to the methods, materials and techniques students have learned and used in grades   PreK-8.  Maintain the workspace, materials, and tools responsibly and safely.

2.8 For line, use and be able to identify various types of line.

2.9 For texture, use and be able to differentiate between surface texture and the illusion of texture (visual texture)

2.10 For shape, form, and pattern, use and be able to identify and expanding and increasingly sophisticated array of shapes and forms, such as organic, geometric, positive and negative, or variety of symmetry.

2.11For space and composition, create unified 2D and 3D compositions that demonstrate an understanding of balance, rhythm, scale, proportion, unity, harmony, and emphasis.  Create 2D compositions that give the illusion of 3D space and volume.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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