8th graders were inspired by Wayne Thiebaud's artwork and idea of using ordinary things in his paintings. We looked at Wayne Thiebaud's dessert paintings as inspiration.
Students designed their own cupcake mug with some ordinary object in the frosting or on the handle. Can you tell what ordinary things inspired these 8th graders?
The 8th graders have been working on 2 different projects. They created their clay mugs and now have been painting a mandala. We learned that mandalas are connected with spirituality and meditation. We watched a video showing how monks make mandalas using colored sand. Students worked in groups to create a design using colored sand on the table.
Students then created their own mandala design using numbers or letters. We traced and repeated the design around a cardboard circle and now students are finishing the painting part.
8th graders finished their creative building designs using a chosen theme as inspiration. 2 point perspective is different than 1 point perspective because there are 2 vanishing points, the corner of the 3D shape is closest to the viewer, and you start the drawing of a building with a line instead of a shape.
The new class of 8th grade art students has chosen a fun variety of words for their 1 point perspective drawings. Students learned how to create a horizon line with one vanishing point and create shapes with edges that recede to the vanishing point. We were reminded that the 3D part of the shape is created using parallel lines, so our math knowledge is coming in handy!
8th graders were inspired by the artist Wayne Thiebaud to create their cupcake mugs. Wayne Thiebaud is an American artist known for his paintings of desserts, people and landscapes. He is best known for his dessert paintings.
Students were inspired by his use of ordinary things in his artwork, specifically cupcakes! We enjoyed a day drawing and eating some cupcakes before creating our own mug inspired by cupcakes and ordinary things. Here are the creative works the students made and glazed! They are excited to drink from their creations!
8th graders have learned about the art style Surrealism. Characteristics of surrealism are: strange, bizarre, unusual, and dream-like. Students juxtaposed different magazine images to make their collage unreal. It was fun to see how you could use normal things in a strange and new way.
The 8th graders have finished their street corner building drawings using 2 point perspective. Each student added their own creative inspiration to the buildings and space around the buildings. Students also added creative color using markers, sharpies, fine tip pens, colored pencils and chalk pastel.
8th graders have been learning how to make something realistic and 3D using linear perspective. Students worked with 1 point perspective first. Each student chose a word, used 1 point perspective to make the letters 3D, then decorated it creatively.
7th graders learned about the Chinese tradition of paper-cut art. They saw that most of the paper is red and cut with very intricate detail. Women do most of the paper cut work and are considered more intelligent if they are a good paper cut artist.
Students chose an animal as inspiration and then made a layered paper cut artwork of that animal using contrasting colors.
7th graders finished building and painting their canopic clay jar. We learned about Pop Art and how that style of art focused on popular and consumer culture. Students also learned about canopic jars from Egypt and how they were used to hold organs during the mummification process. Each jar had a special lid and head on the top. Students chose an idea from popular culture or an everyday item that was popular to them now. Can you tell what is popular to this 7th grade class?
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