6th graders finished painting their quilt block design. Some of the students had time to add stitching with yarn to some shapes and parts of the design. We looked at quilt design and barn quilt design from Iowa history.
The 7th graders each made a clay jar with a 3D object or person from popular culture. Students made a list of what is popular to them now and chose an item from their list to make on the jar. Canopic jars are jars from ancient Egypt. Egyptians stored human organs in the jars when they were doing the mummification process. These creative jars will be great to hold little keepsakes, jewelry, or change.
Our last project for the quarter in 7th grade art is a paper mache bowl. We looked at paper mache artwork from Haiti. Here is a PREZI with more information.
Students will make their own bowl and possibly another 3D object.
6th graders took a trip to the Living History farms earlier this year and have been learning about Iowa history in their social studies class. To connect with what they are learning in social studies, we looked at quilting and barn quilts as part of Iowa history and tradition. Students are making their own quilt block design and then painting it on watercolor paper. We hope to have to time to do some stitching with yarn on it as well.
6th grade artists learned about the artist Robert Arneson and his unique clay sculptures.
Each student designed and built their own creative pencil holder. We will be glazing them this week!
7th graders have been working with color. Each student drew a city skyline based on a city of their choice. Then we drew and cut it out of contact paper and attached it to a watercolor paper. The fun part was making the drips with paint and spray bottles! Each student made a painting that showed the positive part as the color and the positive part as the white space. We used warm colors on one, and cool colors on the other.
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