The 6th graders looked at artwork by Clarence Carter and were inspired by the way he has animal heads looking over a wall.
We practiced drawing portraits with correct proportions (the size relationship of one part to another). Each student drew part of their head peeking over the wall. Another goal for our artwork was to express a message on the wall. Students got to choose a positive quote/message to share with the world. Here are the finished artworks.
7th graders have been learning about pop art and how it borrows ideas from popular and consumer culture. Students looked specifically at Romero Britto, a contemporary Brazilian artist, and how he was inspired by Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.
Students did a few simple drawings of things that are popular to them. We transferred the design to foam and created prints. This was the first time creating prints for the 7th graders, so it was more challenging for some of them to get the right amount of ink each time. Students created edition prints (the same exact print) on a paper that they painted with different colors. They also created unique prints by making one-of-a-kind papers and using colored inks.
6th graders were inspired by the artist Yayoi Kusama. She covers rooms, animals and many other things with dots! Each student created a unique pose that expresses who he or she is. Then, we cut out hundreds of colored dots. Students planned out a sequence and glued all the dots to their black silhouette. I will have more pictures soon!
In 7th art we worked with tessellations. Tessellations are shapes that can repeat forever in every direction and have no gaps. Students made 2 different types of tessellations, translations and rotations. Here are the finished tessellations with the creative design they saw in their tessellation tile. Enjoy!
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