Monday, March 19, 2012

FINISHED Chinese Dragons (or almost)...

Finished! Onto Islamic "REdesigns"...(photos soon to come).

Artist of the Month (above) :)

Friday, March 16, 2012

VALUE! My favorite! :)

My 6th graders began their VALUE unit this week. It's the simplest, purest form of Art in my opinion and quite a challenge for young artists. For the next few weeks, we will be drawing from life (crumbled paper, shoes, hands, and a still life). Last year, my 6th graders had mixed feelings about this project at the beginning but ended up surprised and VERY proud of themselves at the end. I look forward to posting finished products and possibly some student testimonials!

I know! You're probably asking yourself..."Are these really 6th graders?"

Monday, March 5, 2012

2012 The Year of the Dragon

After exploring the importance of the Dragon during the Chinese New Year, 7th graders are designing their own Chinese Dragon puppets. Bright colors, intriquite patterns, and shiny embellishments are being used to create these functional pieces of artwork.

Dots, dots, and more dots.....

Pointillism is a style of Art in which an artist composes a painting using a series of colored dots. Inspired by Georges Seurat's "Sunday on La Grande Jatte" my students have begun creating their own Pointillism paintings. After choosing their subjects from magazine photos (or photos from home), they began the process...