The photography class spent the first week learning about how cameras work and composition. We even got to spend a day gathering photos from around our school! I then spent a day going over simple Photoshop edits and had the students practice on their own shots. I am so excited to see the excellent work already coming out of this group!
The sixth and seventh grade classes worked on creating their very own coptic bound sketchbooks! I LOVE how these covers turned out! The binding process is never easy to learn, but once you understand the basic concept, the kids just light up! They realize that they CAN do this awesome project and they are always so proud of the results.
The fifth graders finished up a fun koi fish inspired painting project! We started with simple drawing steps to create a koi fish then added come fun details. They then traced their drawings in sharpie and added color using watercolors. The last step was to copy a few Chinese symbols on a red paper and glue it. The kids had a blast!
The third grade classes learned about shadows and created a fun tape resist landscape. We started by laying down three pieces of painters tape on a thick paper. The students then used small scraps of tape to create branches. After the trees were formed, we drew in a horizon line, sketched mountains and shadows, then painted. The second week we gently peeled back the tape and added detail and shading using colored pencils.
The fourth grade classes learned about basic face proportions and lightly drew their own likeness on paper. They then learned about colorful artists like Picasso and applied crazy patterns and colors to their faces. It was a really fun and funky project!