The photography class finished up a quick double exposure unit. The students took portraits and then used Photoshop to layer another image behind the first creating a dual effect. A lot of the portraits turned out really well! It is fun to see how creative the students can get with a simple technique.
The younger grades took a well deserved break and played around with bubbles and chalk! After a long project like the self portraits, it was fun to do a quick one day project they could let loose with. We examined various images of bubbles and picked out characteristics that appeared in each image. The students then traced different circular objects to create an interesting layout and finished it off with colorful chalk.
The 6th grade classes have been working on these fun rubber stamps. They are simple to make and the results are really beautiful! We also were able to have a fun guest artist come in on Monday! Kara Swensen came in and introduced the kids to a fun kind of monoprinting using plexiglass and watercolors. She was able to do the workshop with all the 7th grade art students, the drawing class and my 6th grade class. The 7th grade class is moving into a new project involving blind contour and continuous line drawing. It is a challenging way to draw, but I am excited to see where the students take the project!