Students have learned about traditional and modern paper-cut art. They have discussed life connections and chosen a connection theme for their artwork.
Students have designed their own paper-cut based on a connection that interests them or that they feel strongly about. Here are some works in progress. Can you see what they are connected with?
For this unit, high school units focused on their own interests and experiences. Students chose from 3 projects: a painted basketball; social media icon, emoji and graffiti design; and a creative tattoo design. The big idea for this unit was that art communicates personal meaning. Here are the finished projects.
We had another great art show to celebrate and showcase the work of these talented students.
Here are the glazed pieces from high school artists. Each student could create a cookie jar, vase, or lantern as a functional clay piece.
HS students designed murals for different areas in the school. Students voted and chose 3 designs to start with this year. Here are the works in progress: one by the music room, one by the science room, and one at the intersection of 2 hallways.
Students just completed a bigger project working with theme, variation and mixed media. We experimented with lots of different materials first. Students learned that artists often experiment before creating something. Then, students chose a theme and sketched different variations of that theme. Students had to use at least 2 different materials in the final artwork. Here are the creative designs made by the high school students. Can you see the theme and variation in each? What different materials do you see?
Students worked on creating different mural ideas for our MS/HS building. We learned how color and environment can improve learning. Students voted on their favorite designs and also had the high school students vote for the final mural designs. Here are the designs going up in the school in the next few weeks!
Here are some other really creative designs that didn't get the final vote.
HS artists have been working on using line and pattern in creative ways within their own artwork. Students learned how variation is all around us and makes life more interesting. Here are the creative projects. Students could choose from a record bowl, clock, wall hanging, or creative drawing.
In Drawing II, we looked at artists who use their imagination and creativity. We learned about Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte and Sandy Skoglund. Each artist has a special way to show some ordinary things in an unusual and unique style. We played some creativity games and sketched some ideas of what to draw using our own imagination. This student loves comic characters and imagined his own character design- heroes and villains.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up.