My 7th graders finished up a BIG drawing project! I taught the class how to work from a reference using a grid to create an accurate drawing. A lot of the students said it really helped them gain confidence in their abilities. They each got to choose their own reference and we worked on transferring the shapes to a larger format for shading. I love how this process allows students to take on challenging subject matter and really boost their confidence!
The fourth graders had a blast being "professional artists" this week. We were contacted by a local business and asked to create unique and colorful Christmas cards in return for a donation to our art department. The kids were thrilled about essentially being "paid" for their work! I had them do Styrofoam prints using washable markers and sponges to wet the paper. They did a great job and I wish I could keep them all!
The ceramics class finished up an awesome birdhouse project! They did a great job of combining creativity with skill. I am so excited to see how they all turn out!
The third grade classes completed a fun tissue paper collage assignment based on the changing leaves. They loved using the torn paper to create see through leaves for their trees,