The sixth grade class has a blast this week learning about printmaking. We started with some awesome reference books out librarian pulled out for us, each book had tons of animal pictures for the students to draw from. After they did a few sketches in their sketchbook, they picked their favorite and traced the outline onto a Styrofoam sheet. They then used that plate to print 3-4 backgrounds in different colors. After the backgrounds were done and printed, students traced on additional details and printed over their backgrounds. The results is a simplified version of a reduction print with two colors and a nice white border. I love how they turned out! Regardless of artistic skill, each student was able to feel accomplished by creating their own unique print.
The third graders were SO excited to finish up their tint and shade ice cream cones. We carefully cut out each section of the dessert, then chose a fun color to mount it on. Students were then given crayons and red paper for cherries, I love the colorful toppings! The last step was to create a recipe on a note card, some of them are hilarious!
My fourth graders finished up their underwater paintings this week! We learned about ocean ecosystems, explored a variety of underwater creatures and then drew in some fishy silhouettes. To finish their painting, the students used black paint to fill in the fish to create shadows. A bunch of these turned out very nicely, some were a little messy haha! Overall, the students had a fun time with the project.
The ceramics students finished up their beautiful mugs! They are all unique and so fun to look at. They need to sit out for about a week until they are ready to fire.
7th Grade Art
The seventh graders have been hard at work finishing up the bases for their masks. I am so excited to see each mask finished, the students are really doing a great job.
5th Grade Art
The fifth grade classes started a fun landscape project. They used printed references to draw their own nature scenes. Next week we will be tracing in sharpie and using watercolor to finish them up!