8th Grade

8th Grade Art

Term 1: Process, Brainstorming, Inspiration
Building ideas for individual projects

Term Description: Term 1 of 8th Grade Art focuses on broadening the students’ sense of what is possible in art and gaining an improved understanding of one’s role within the creative process. Students engage with art history and contemporary art through internet research and by visiting local art galleries—this is intended to give students ideas for their Term 2 individual projects. At the beginning of the term, students engage in personalized projects, designed from a personal reflection. Next, they create a “Point of Departure” project, working from specific points of personal interests. The goal is for students to complete Term 1 knowing how to generate ideas and approach the creative process with greater confidence.


  1. To generate independent artistic work, one must take an active role in the creative process, including looking at other artists and connecting to personal interests.
  2. Planning and preparation through drawing and sketching helps generate and solidify ideas.


  1. Can you demonstrate the ability to generate ideas and problem solve through brainstorm sketching, research, asking questions, and using feedback?
  2. Can you connect artwork that inspires you to your own creations (visually or conceptually)?
  3. Did you identify specific design fundamentals in your work and the work of others? Can you describe how design enhances the experience of the work?
  4. Can you identify and did you improve the individualized art skills specific to your individualized projects?
  5. Did you demonstrate consistent timelines, focus, and commitment to group clean-up as part of your overall work-habits?

8th Grade Production: In the Homestretch!

It’s been a busy time for 8th Grade Students as many film and edit their final scenes for the 8th Grade Movie: The Inheritance. Their teamwork and collaboration skills continue to grow throughout this process–on Tuesday, their outstanding teamwork as a class were evident as we filmed our off-campus all group scene. Enjoy these pictures of the shoot!


Realizing A Vision 2016: Congratulations 8th Graders!

The 8th Grade culminated their art experience with an exhibition at the Vera Project! Check out pics from the show as well as a video to celebrate their year of art.

2016 Realizing A Vision from Kyle Cook on Vimeo.


Realizing A Vision 2016
Seattle Girls’ School 8th Grade Art Exhibition
March 31st – April 22nd
Vera Project, Ver(a)rt Gallery
Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
Gallery Hours: Tues. – Fri., 2-6 p.m., Sat. 12-5 p.m.
Opening Reception for the Artists
Thursday, March 31st
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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8th Grade Art Show: In the Homestretch!

The 8th Graders have two classes left of work time before their Art Culmination at Seattle Center.

Here are details for the show:

Realizing A Vision 2016: SGS 8th Grade Art Exhibition
Vera Project, Seattle Center
Thursday March 31st, 6-8 p.m.

Here’s how a few students are feeling:

“I’m feeling really stoked because I get to show all my hard work and what I love.” -Nia
“ARRRRRGGHHHHHHH!!!” – Indigo & Celia
“It’s going to be exciting to see all of our work come together” -Kyla
“I’m really proud of my work and excited to show it off!” – Midori
“I’m excited to see all of my classmates work together, and see all of our hard work!” – Jocelyn

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