Category Archives: Grade 8 Art Homework

Grade 8 Art Assignment

Comparative Art

Themes explored in the works posted in previous posting:

War  & Nature

Choose one set of artists to compare.

Describe your feelings when viewing the images of either Nature or War.


1. Which artist of the pair strikes you as more effective?

2. Why?

3. What tools do the artists use to express their work?

Due Thursday insha’Allah.


Grade 8 Art Landscape

Grade 8 Art Assignment

Explore the Group of Seven Artists

Prepare a short biography of one of the artists

Choose *three of their paintings to critically analyze using the same questions in Appendix A of our first homework for Landscape art. Here they are:

1. Describe the colours the artist has used. Describe their intensity, value and temperature.

2. Describe areas of colour and shapes that are repeated throughout the painting.

3. Describe the path your eye follows from one area of colour to the next.

4. How does the artist effectively create a sense of rhythm through the use of colour and shape.

Grade 8 Art Homework

Complete Reflections page  on Landscape Art handed out in class for Tuesday. Choose one of the paintings discussed in class by A.J. Casson.

For your viewing pleasure:

Field Trip Volunteers for Grades 5 & 8 (but parents of all grades welcome!)

Assalamu Allaykum dear parents and students,

If you like the outdoors, enjoy learning about community forests and potential clear-cutting of endangered woods, then Thursday’s field trip is for you!

Grade 5 & 8 classes will be going to the Beaver Pond Forest (in South March Highlands) on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. We do need volunteers from any class, parents or responsible relatives to accompany us on our tour.

We will have experienced tour guides to give us an idea of what is going on in the area in terms of development.  Grade 5 students will be writing letters to city councillors and provincial members of parliament and/or local papers about the clear-cutting. Grade 8 students will be mounting an art display to express their feelings as well, insha’Allah.

Please consider joining us if you can get away from your other (many) responsabilities for a few hours to learn a lot!

-Tr. Amira

p.s. Here are videos to remind everyone about the issues, as well as the latest news article at the end. Please take time to watch and read with your son/daughter or ask them to :


video news story:

Article: The latest development:

Grade 6 LA Homewok; Grade 8 Art Homework; Note about Teacher’s Night

Grade 6 Homework

LA-Spoken Word Poetry #1 for Friday

Communications Skills workbook – pages 6 – 11 (which students started in class today)


Grade 8 Homework

Blandings turtles live in Beaver Bond and are threatened by the possible clear-cutting in the area, as are many species, as you watched  in your recent homework.

Thanks for your reflections. Now it’s time to hink of a statement using 4-6 words that expresses your feelings, and what you want others to think about the threat to the Beaver Pond. Due Tuesday, October 4th.


Teacher’s Night

Assalamu Allaykum Parents & Students!

As you know, Friday night is Teacher’s Night – and I’ll be very pleased to see as many of you who can make it, insha’Allah.

Please note that the evening is an opportunity to see your son/daughter’s classroom, textbooks, long-range plans, and of course to touch base with their teachers.

As usual, teachers will not be able to speak about any student-specific info. like how your son/daughter is doing in any detail. However, if you ever have any concerns, or vise versa, we are all one email or one phone call away.

Insha’Allah the evening will begin promptly at 6 p.m. so if you can be there on time, you will benefit from the Principal’s address, which will include relevant information for your son/daughter’s academic year. However, circumstances may delay some parents or prevent others from coming, so we hope to keep everyone updated through the many newsletters, and this blog, insha’Allah. Again don’t be shy to ask questions at any time.

– Tr. Amira





Grade 8 Art Expressions

Art as a Message:

[As part of the Ontario curriculum, by the end of Grade 8, students will:

create art works, using a variety of traditional forms and current media technologies, that express feelings, ideas, and issues and that demonstrate an awareness of multiple points of view

(eg. . . . using found images and text to express a point of view in the style of a contemporary artist such as Martin Firrel, Jenny Holzer, or Barbara Kruger)]

Martin Firrel:


Jenny Holzer:



Barbara Kruger:



Grade 8 Art

Grade 8 Art – Read, watch, reflect.

With our focus on trees, the following is a real-life scenario of what happens when development and forest conservation come head to head.

Kanata’s Beaver Pond and surrounding forest has been at risk of development for several years now. Already Terry Fox Drive expansion has meant that many important trees and forest growth has been cut down.

But the fear is that the more will be cut down to make way for homes.

The tree above is located in Beaver Pond Forest, Kanata.

Watch the videos to understand the issues:

The latest news:

Art homework!

Grade 5 & 6 students should watch this video by Friday:

Grade 8 students should watch it by Thursday, insha’Allah!

Please write down your reflections of the film in your journal/ on a loose leaf paper (for grade 8).

Questions to answer:

1. What do you think about Emily Carr’s art work?

2. Why do you think trees make for interesting subjects?

3. What do you enjoy painting or drawing in nature?

                                    You can add other thoughts as well.

**** Also, please purchase a sketch pad for Art Class ****

-Tr. Amira & Tr. Heifa