Thursday, December 13, 2012
I love student work with chalk pastels. We use chalk when we look at Impressionism and I encourage the kids to show their, "brushstrokes" in their work. They work from landscape photos. This project is a fun way to end the trimester with a great class!
In 8th grade we really don't have time to do clay. Instead, we create really awesome paper sculptures. These artists did a great job with their's, so I thought I would share them with others!
Monday, November 12, 2012
The students in Art Appreciation have been doing some of the neatest presentations on their art movements! We’ve learned how to create Prezi’s and Animoto’s. Some kids have even gone further with technology and have learned a cool program called, XtraNormal. All of these programs are on line and really neat to use. As a class, we’ve agreed that Animoto’s can’t be any easier to use and they create really nice slideshows of anything! Some of the kids have even used the program to create a slideshow of their family photos!
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
I love teaching the 8th graders how to create a 2 point perspctive city! These usually turn out very nice and look so much more complicated than they really are. In class, we work on going step-by-step drawing the buildings and I show them a few tricks to create the windows, signs, etc. Then, the kids have a few days to add all of their special touches. I just love what Maddie did with One Direction!
The 6th graders just learned about learning how to draw a person in correct proportion. We used a drawing technique called, gestures. Gestures are a nice change for the students because they previously worked on showing lots of details in their still-life drawings, and gestures require very few details. Here are a few of my favorites!!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The seventh graders just finished drawing the still-lifes that I had set up in the room. They first learned about value and how to make things look 3-D. Their next challenge was to sketch a still-life using colored pencils. I think the final results were very nice.