In Art Foundations class, we are now looking at how we can create meaning through art. Students each created a poster investigating the meaning of a specific word in the world. Students also shared their own interpretation of this word and what it means to them. Some of the words to choose from were: joy, changes, choices, purpose, belonging, beauty, responsibility, others...
The drawing class was able to participate in the Haiti portrait project, creating portraits for students at New Life Primary School in Haiti. Each student was able to draw and use whatever drawing media and techniques to create a unique portrait for their student in Haiti. These portraits will be both a gift and piece of personal history for the student. A team from Lake Park, Iowa will be delivering the portraits in June!
In Art Foundations class, students are learning about the principle of design, Emphasis. To place emphasis on something, it is usually bigger and placed near the center of the composition. Students planned out an idea based on animals, spring or architecture. The most popular ideas were animals. Students then practiced with clay using additive and subtractive clay methods. Each student then rolled a larger slab of clay and attached or carved into the clay for their design. We will be glazing the work later this week.
In painting class, students learned about abstract art and one of the pioneers, Piet Mondrian. We looked at his work and saw how it changed over time from realistic to abstract and simplified.
Students sketched and planned their own abstract designs to paint on a ceramic piece of their choosing. Many students used tape to help keep the lines and shapes very exact and precise.
Computer graphics students have been learning how to combine different images. They had the challenge of creating a visual pun from compound words or puns. Can you guess what these puns are?
In art foundations class, students learned about the principle of design, rhythm and movement. Students learned about the art of Keith Haring and his symbols and new ways of making art for the public.
Students designed and created their own artwork that shows rhythm and movement.
In drawing class, students had the challenge of drawing the hallway using realistic one point perspective. It seemed like a pretty challenging task at first, but once the framework was laid, it was a pretty easy drawing to do. Students added their own imaginary and surrealist items to the hallway to make it strange and unusual.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up.