The 7th graders finished up their self portraits last week and all I can say is WOW!! This was by far the hardest project of the semester and the students really rose up to the challenge. The students were asked to use acrylic on canvas, something most of them had never tried before. For those of you who have used acrylic, you know it is an extremely frustrating medium. It dries quickly and color mixing is hit or miss most of the time. The kids worked through those problems and ended up with some AMAZING self portraits. They worked from a reference and tried to pay close attention to tints and shades. I love all of these portraits, some for their technical skill and some for the amount of character that shines through! I am SO proud of the students for working through such a difficult project. I had to feature a bunch of them because they are so fabulous!
The 6th grade class finished up a fun Greek pottery unit! Each student made their own vase using modge podge and paint! They were given the option to stick with a classical Greek design, or go their own way. We got a interesting array of projects as a result!
The third and fourth grade classes made these adorable aerial view snowmen! Last week they painted backgrounds and did a wax resist. This week they finished up by adding the snowmen! I had a show off a bunch of these because they are all so different!
The ceramics class glazed their final projects! I can't wait to have photos to show!
The fifth grade classes practiced drawing using only their imagination, and then using a reference. They were amazed at the difference between the two drawings! It was awesome for them to see the value in both ways of drawing.