The 8th graders just got their clay mugs from the kiln this week. It's always so fun to see how the glaze turns out. Enjoy the creative work!
The 6th graders did some research to learn about the terracotta warriors and Emperor Qin of Ancient China. They each chose a warrior to create out of clay. It was fun and challenging to shape the different body parts and face. Check out the warriors below!
8th graders learned about the surrealist style of art. Surrealist work is often mysterious, strange and irrational. It shows the unconscious part of your mind by being dream-like. Students created 2 different drawings; a room and a landscape. They drew their favorite design on black paper and traced over the lines with elmer's glue. After it was dry, students added chalk pastel color. It was fun to see the creativity in this work!
6th graders learned how to draw portraits using correct proportions. We did some practice and then students drew their own self-portrait. We combined the face with a positive message students wanted to share.
8th graders are glazing their clay mugs this week. They each chose a design as inspiration in making a clay cupcake mug. We learned about the artist Wayne Thiebaud and how he uses ordinary things in his paintings. He painted a whole series of dessert paintings.
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