The 7th graders finished up their life map project today. We were able to do a fun "treasure hunt" critique that used the maps to help us get to know each student better. It was SO fun! I love this group, they are extremely responsive and positive. So many of these maps turned out amazing, I couldn't help but feature a bunch! Make sure to click through the gallery to view each image at full size.
This week the theme for our shoot was based on line, one of the elements of art. We talked about how the term is used in art and how the lines could apply to their photos. We then went outside and snapped some photos around the exterior of the school. It was quite cold so we didn't last long, but it was still fun! I had a student travel to Arizona and she brought back some distinctly warmer photos that made us all jealous. The students did great at recognizing the use of line in the landscape around them.
The 5th graders finished up their amazing Banyan trees this week! There were a few that still needed time to complete their masterpieces, so I am sure there will be more photos to come ;) I love the vibrant colors!
The younger grades started work on a new self portrait project. It was so fun to watch them examine their faces in the mirrors. They noticed everything from tiny scars to itsy bitsy moles.
The 7th graders are working hard on their two point perspective tree house designs. It has been so fun to see how they solve the unique challenges of working in perspective while adding creative aspects to their homes.