7th graders learned about the Chinese tradition of paper-cut art. They saw that most of the paper is red and cut with very intricate detail. Women do most of the paper cut work and are considered more intelligent if they are a good paper cut artist.
Students chose an animal as inspiration and then made a layered paper cut artwork of that animal using contrasting colors.
7th graders finished building and painting their canopic clay jar. We learned about Pop Art and how that style of art focused on popular and consumer culture. Students also learned about canopic jars from Egypt and how they were used to hold organs during the mummification process. Each jar had a special lid and head on the top. Students chose an idea from popular culture or an everyday item that was popular to them now. Can you tell what is popular to this 7th grade class?
7th graders have been inspired by pop art, a style of art created around the 1950's which focused on popular and consumer culture. Students learned about Roy Lichtenstein's paintings which are inspired by comics, use the primary colors and dots. Each student did a special pose and transferred their portrait using carbon paper. We painted with the primary colors and used wood dowels or Q-tips to make the dots. Can you recognize these 7th grade students?
6th graders were learning how history and tradition can be connected to their own creativity. We looked at the history of quilts and how they influenced the barn quilts we see today.
Students created their own quilt block design to be painted on a wood piece. The wood pieces were donated to us from the Lake Park Lumber Yard. Students used tape to help them create clean lines and shapes.
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