8th graders have been looking at the artwork of Wayne Thiebaud. He often paints ordinary things, such as cakes, cupcakes and other desserts. Our focus for this unit is 'Ordinary things inspire us.' The 8th graders were able to paint (and eat) a cupcake in the style of Thiebaud. They also are creating their own cupcake mug. We finished building the cupcake mugs, now we just need to wait for them to dry and get fired in the kiln. Then they will glaze them with different colors so it is safe to drink from.
The 6th grade class has been looking at many different art forms from Japan. We learned about Japanese tea bowls and how important the tea ceremony is in Japan. Each student created their own tea bowl with clay. They chose a season of the year to represent because Japanese tea bowls usually have some decoration from a season and nature.
The 8th graders finished their 2 point perspective drawings. Each student chose something as their inspiration and tried to make their building design and color creative. Enjoy!
The 6th graders have been looking at the artist Kyo Machiko and how she uses some ordinary events to create comics or picture stories.
She uses interesting viewpoints and different sizes of frames to create her stories and make them more interesting. The 6th graders each created a character based on themselves and a story that represented an event from their life. Here are the student examples of themselves as characters with their story.
The 8th graders have been doing an awesome job creating their own cities inspired by books, games and designs. We practiced 2 point perspective with a great video from Karl Gude and then started creating our own buildings. Check out the progress so far!
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