We had an amazing guest speaker come in on Monday. The head photojournalist from the local newspaper (The Herald Journal) was able to come give a presentation about his work. It was great for the students to see how the material we are learning about in class can directly apply to a career. For the rest of the week we talked about lighting and then did a little workshop using lamps and lights. We got some GREAT portraits back from this assignment, a few students struggled at first but then pulled through for some great shots. All the ones that I found most successful happened to be in black and white, I think the high contrast pops when there is no color involved.
This group just finished up their crazy "Selfie Color Collages" and boy are they fun! I LOVE how the line work plays with the intricate backgrounds. I had to feature a bunch of these simply because they are so fun to look at! I am really pleased with how they turned out.
The younger grades have been working on some self portraits. This week we were able to get the mirrors out and use them as references to improve the drawings. It is so fun to see the features that the students choose to focus on.
The 7th graders finished up their two point perspective tree houses! I had quite a few students do a great job on this project, they pushed through the challenges and ended up with some cool projects. One of my favorites was this one on the right. Her perspective turned out amazing!
We started the project by learning all about two point perspective and how to draw boxes. They then transferred that skill into designing their own tree house and added some fun watercolor!
Make sure to click through the gallery to see the other projects up close. There are a lot of fun details you don't want to miss!