• Welcome to Ms. Hall's website! 

     email: shall@hamilton.k12.nj.us 

    "The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls"

    – Pablo Picasso


    Attention Parents / Guardians:

    Please visit your child's Powerschool Portal to view all upcoming due dates
    for assessments, projects, and homework.


    District Grading Protocol:

    Summative Assessment 50% (Projects and detailed artwork-Critiques/Rubrics)

    Formative Assessment 40% (Journal Assignments/exit tickets/less detailed artwork)

    Individual Assessment 10% (being on task/participation)


    Art Appreciation: Grade 6, 7, 8

    Art Appreciation is a sequential progression of the K-5 Elementary Art Program and is exploratory in nature. Students experience the production of art using a variety of media and techniques and connecting skills to their interests and concerns. The sixth grade course focuses on themes of self and identity, Unit 1. The seventh grade course focuses on community and environment, Unit 2. The eighth grade course focuses narrative and memory, Unit 3.

    Art Elective: Grade 8

    The elective course is intended for students who wish to continue pursuing art courses in high school. This course will draw from the themes explored in each of the previous middle school art courses and serves as a culminating experience for the students, combining multiple themes and ideas in the creation of and exploration of art. Students will continue to explore a variety of media, subject matter, techniques, design theory, and art history.