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.
Students in Art Foundations finished the year with a project incorporating value and space. Value is the lightness or darkness of a surface. Space is the area something takes up and is used to create the illusion of depth. Here are the fun, cartoony drawings students made! One of the goals was to make a really small object look big compared to a big object that is placed further back in space.
In 3D Art, students investigated the DADA art style. The Dada style was an art movement against art and the traditional rules of art. Artists sometimes defaced, destroyed or damaged versions of famous artworks. They were known as 'art rebels'. This style of art took place in Switzerland during the wars in Europe. Artists were shocked by what was going on in the world, so they also tried to shock and surprise you with their work. Much of it didn't make sense. Also, Marcel Duchamp, one of the first artists, said that the idea or concept was more important than how good of an artwork it was.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up.