6th graders looked at some artwork by Clarence Carter showing animals looking over a wall. They used this idea to make their own portrait over a wall featuring an inspirational quote.
We also looked at artwork that shares a message. Picasso's Guernica and Haring's artwork sharing a message about AIDS were 2 artworks we also looked at.
7th graders learned about Pop Art and how it takes its ideas from popular culture. We looked at the artist Roy Lichtenstein and noticed some things about his artwork. He uses primary colors plus black and white, bold lines, words or speech bubbles, and dots. Check out the 7th graders in their own artworks!
7th graders learned some interesting things about China. We learned how they create many different artworks with paper. Each student created a paper cut using contrasting colors and 3 layers.
7th graders finished their paper weavings. Here are some of them! We learned about radial symmetry, warm & cool colors, watercolor painting and weaving.
6th graders have been focusing on some different art and artists from Japan. We looked at the yin-yang symbol and discussed balance and equal areas of light & dark. They created their own paper designs using balance by cutting and flipping the shapes.
7th graders are learning how color affects us. Each student created a warm and cool color watercolor painting of a radial design. They are finishing the weaving of the colors together.
They are starting to work with exacto knives to cut shapes into paper. We will be learning about Chinese paper-cut art. Here is a link to the Prezi we will look at in class. Students will create their own paper-cut using layers of contrasting papers.
The 6th graders just finished their dot silhouettes. Each student created a silhouette from a pose that represents something about themselves. We talked about color and students created a color sequence on the silhouette using dots. We looked at artwork by Yayoi Kusama as inspiration. Here are the 6th grade artists by their masterpieces!
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