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Mrs. Laura Swartz
Welcome to the Cohasset Middle School Art site
with Mrs. Laura Swartz go to http://swartzart.weebly.com
I teach grades 6, 7, and 8. I have taught in Cohasset for over 15 years and was formerly a teacher in Worcester and Acton/Boxborough. I have been teaching art for over 30 years.
In grade 6, I teach about creating compositions using the art elements: line, shape, color, texture, value, use of space, and form.
In grade 7, I teach students how to create the art principles using the art elements. The art principles are: unity, balance, movement, emphasis, contrast, rhythm and pattern, proportion
In grade 8, I teach students how to create with both the art elements and principles through mixed media larger pieces of art while learning 2 point perspective, acrylic paint on canvas, mandalas and value drawings from photographs using a grid method.