In Art Foundations class, students are learning about the principle of design, Emphasis. To place emphasis on something, it is usually bigger and placed near the center of the composition. Students planned out an idea based on animals, spring or architecture. The most popular ideas were animals. Students then practiced with clay using additive and subtractive clay methods. Each student then rolled a larger slab of clay and attached or carved into the clay for their design. We will be glazing the work later this week.
In painting class, students learned about abstract art and one of the pioneers, Piet Mondrian. We looked at his work and saw how it changed over time from realistic to abstract and simplified.
Students sketched and planned their own abstract designs to paint on a ceramic piece of their choosing. Many students used tape to help keep the lines and shapes very exact and precise.
Computer graphics students have been learning how to combine different images. They had the challenge of creating a visual pun from compound words or puns. Can you guess what these puns are?
In art foundations class, students learned about the principle of design, rhythm and movement. Students learned about the art of Keith Haring and his symbols and new ways of making art for the public.
Students designed and created their own artwork that shows rhythm and movement.
In drawing class, students had the challenge of drawing the hallway using realistic one point perspective. It seemed like a pretty challenging task at first, but once the framework was laid, it was a pretty easy drawing to do. Students added their own imaginary and surrealist items to the hallway to make it strange and unusual.
After looking at the artwork of Jim Dine, students were inspired by the simple and nostalgic images. Students came up with their own simple theme and created variation by using the theme in different ways.
Students used a variety of different materials and ways of working with the theme-this is called mixed media. We used paint, paper, glitter, string, glass and marker to make the unique pieces.
Students in art foundations looked at Japanese paper collages as inspiration for their own paper collage. Students could create an abstract or representational design. Each design uses a variety of unique papers.
Students in drawing class have been learning how to draw cylinders and boxes. We started with ellipses, which are oval shapes and show the circle in perspective. Students made their ellipse objects come to life in a creative drawing.
When practicing with boxes, students first drew boxes in the classroom. Then we looked at how we could draw boxes using 2 point perspective and make them on a tree for a tree house. Students brainstormed and added other creative and fun items to their tree houses.
In art foundations, we learned about 2 artists who express their culture and identity in their artwork: Frida Kahlo and Elizabeth Catlett.
Students drew visual autobiographies of their lives and then thought of symbols that represented their life and culture. Those symbols were arranged to create a unique print. Each student made edition prints and unique prints using foam. We focused on the art principle of contrast.
Our painting class has been learning about the artist Gustav Klimt and his work with the themes or nature, life and death. We experimented with many fun and new watercolor techniques before starting this project. Each student sketched ideas that would show symbols or meaning relating to life and death. Here are the watercolor paintings!
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up.