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.
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!
Welcome back to school! I am excited for all the new and old faces at the middle school. We will be creating some more amazing artworks this year. You can find the art lesson plans and syllabus on the tab marked Middle School Docs. Please feel free to email me at email@example.com if you ever have any questions or concerns. Let's have a great year!
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!
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