The ceramics class finished up painting their entries for cupcake wars! We were finally able to vote and choose some winners. They then jumped into a slab box project, spending the first day or two working on throwing out the clay and rolling to consistent thickness on each part. They then traced a pattern and cut out 6 squares to turn into their box.
The 6th graders learned about value shading this week and have been working on a still life assignment. The project has proved challenging for many, but the majority are really rising to the occasion! They have been dedicated and really looking at the objects in front of them.
After the sketchbooks were complete, both classes moved into their first big project. The 6th graders are working on creating watercolor maps based on life events and the 7th graders are doing two-point perspective treehouse designs. Both projects are coming along very well and I am very excited to see them done!
3 & 4 Art
The younger grades had a BLAST learning how to mix colors and created their own color wheels. We used primary colors to make all the secondary and tertiary colors then added them to our wheels. It was a ton of fun and the students enjoyed getting to use the paint.
The older Elementary students also were working on color mixing, but their assignment was to create an interactive and movable color wheel. This week we mixed and painted in our colored squares, next time we will cut them out and fasten them together to create a movable color scheme creator.
The ceramics class is hard at work creating their entries for this years "Cupcake Wars" Competition. This years class is especially big so I have been impressed that the majority of the students have been able to stay on task and make lots of progress even in a crowded space.
6th Art Foundations:
The sixth grade art class has been working on a fun watercolor project this week. Each student is creating their own "Life Map" that illustrates different important events using a map, symbols and a key. They were able to build on the watercolor skills we learned last week, and apply them to their own artwork. Make sure to click the images to view them full size!
7th Art Foundations:
The 7th grade art class has also been working in watercolor, each student is using 2-point perspective to design and illustrate their own dream tree house. Some of the students have really taken to the perspective drawing and created some amazing 3D designs! They will be working on them through the end of the week, the final project is due Friday. Photos coming soon!
The elementary grades have been split into two groups for this week. The 3rd grade classes are working in colored pencil to create their own color wheels. We first learned about primary colors, then used protractors and rulers to create the base for our wheels. The 4th and 5th grade classes are starting a multi-week project that will result in a crazy hair portrait. This week they learned the basics of portraiture, completing a self portrait. Next week the students will be adding color and some fantastic straw blown hair!
Art Teacher (3-9) at Thomas Edison Charter School