This week 7th and 8th grade students have begun to set up their weebly portfolios! Soon they will be filled with student's art works as we collect images of their creative endeavors.
6th grade has completed their still life artworks...but with a twist. When an artist creates a still life we focus on direct observation. For these still life's, students have added an element from their memory or imagination. They are sure to make you give each image a second look! Can you guess what images are created from observation vs. imagination?
8th grade students have taken a look into the world of self portraits by taking their own selfies. Just as they would use filters on their smart devices, students have chosen a color to represent the mood or tone of their image by creating a monochromatic painting.
This week students have learned about the history of Albrect Durer and his famous Rhinocerous print. Students are taking a look at their own strange animals to create letters to their peers describing what each strange animal looks like by using the elements and principles of design. By reading and interpreting the letters, students are creating their own images to create their own prints.
This week students are working on their Roots of Music Projects. They have learned how to use contour lines to create both outlines of their images of roots and how it can help to create the illusion of form on a 2-D surface. Students were incouraged to select their favorite song or quote to pull imagery from and incorporate into their piece. They really get to the root of what it all means!
This week we have begun to examine ourselves and explore what makes our inner light shine brightest. This lesson combines personal values and the technical skill of creating value within and outside each student's own circle of light. What makes you shine brightest?
This week 8th Grade students have finished up their Compositions to the Point projects and will begin a unit on abstract art in the style of Kandinsky. By listening to music, students are creating their own abstract non-objective pieces that reflect what they hear. Kandinsky listened to the classical music of Tchaikovsky to create his masterpieces. For our class we will use modern day "beats" to reflect and create our own interpretations of Kandinsky's abstract non-objective works.
Friday we will be going outside for a fun Friday activity and a lesson on aesthetics/aesthetic experiences. Remember...sometimes the experience/process of creating an artwork is more important than the finished product!
8th Grade art students have started their first art project this week! We have learned about composition and how to create the illusion of 3-D shapes and letters on a 2-D surface by using a vanishing point. Students have created letter stencils to move around their selected vanishing points to help them create their own unique compositions.
Welcome to class students! This week we will be creating our own in class sketchbooks, taking a look at the elements of art and principles of design, and learning about the classroom procedures. There are several meetings that I will be taking you to as we welcome back everyone and you prepare for your 8th grade year!