Here are the "Top Shots" from out very first homework assignment! So many of these just blew me away, I was very proud of the spectacular shots the kids were able to get. Their prompts were: 1. Water 2. Close Up 3. Patterns 4. Symmetry 5. Self Portrait w/Camera
WOW! The 8th and 9th graders blew me away with their first homework assignment. I am stunned at the image quality and creativity they showed. I am so excited about the talent in this class, I hope all the parents know that this group is amazing! What a stellar group of young photographers, I can't believe they are already turning in work of this quality,
The fifth graders started one of my favorite projects of the year! We learned how to to draw a few different types of cacti and then layered them in a vase to create a unique still life. The students always exceed my expectations with this project, I can't wait to see them painted!
The third graders learned how to use a continuous line and we drew some hilarious owls. I walked the students through the drawing process step by step, they were so excited when they saw the owl start to take shape. They did the drawing in sharpie then added some crazy colors with markers.
For the art show this year I decided to have the fourth graders to a collaborative project involving radial symmetry. I cut out a bunch of paper circles and had the students fold them into 8 pieces. After that I showed them how to take one slice of the pie and repeat the pattern around the center. They then traced their designs and colored.
The 6th grade class has been hard at work on a printmaking project. We learned about reduction prints and used books from our school library to draw some amazing animals to work from.
The photo students finished their spring photo challenge and boy have they improved since our winter challenge! They turned in a TON of really high quality photos and I was really impressed! Make sure to click through the gallery to see these awesome photos close up!
The 5th graders spent some time glazing their new clay pots and also worked on a flextangle assignment. I gave each student a template for the flextangle and they had to create intricate patterns that would work together when finished. The fourth graders also got to create flextangles this week :)
This was actually my LAST week seeing my 3rd graders! Because of the way the schedules worked out with field trips etc, this was their last week of art. We started off class by talking about what they had learned this year in art, I had them write down the thing that stuck with them the most on a sticky note and we put them all up on the board. Some of them were so touching! I will share all their little notes and comments next week :) Then we did a quick continuous line drawing of an owl, they loved this silly technique! At the end of class I pulled out three large cardboard circles and we had an "art party" drawing all over them and having fun.
Art Teacher (3-9) at Thomas Edison Charter School