The 7th grade class finished up a project called "In My Hands". I was nervous to start this project because observational drawing can be extremely intimidating to students, it takes a lot of skill and practice to render objects as they appear.
This class really impressed me with their willingness to take on such a difficult project! We first practiced drawing from life, building on the skills they already had and introducing them to new techniques. They were free to choose between watercolor, colored pencil and graphite for the project.
We then talked about sentimental objects, looking at a photography project that featured objects people would save if their home was on fire. I asked the students to bring in a small object that had personal significance, it made the drawings more interesting and meaningful.
The third grade classes finished up their custom color wheel designs. They worked on mastering pressure on the pencil and ended up with some awesome wheels.
The fourth and fifth grade classes finished their "Crazy Hair Day" portraits. They colored in the faces and added some crazy hair using blown watercolor paint. The kids loved being able to add those insane locks! I had to keep a special eye on some students who got so excited blowing the paint that they started to feel light headed!
The 6th (and 7th) grade class worked on a project called "Our Community" which will have it's own post at a later date. This collaborative printmaking project will be on display in the Logan Library during the month of November, stay tuned for more information and photos!
The ceramics students completed sculpting their mugs, using both additive and subtractive processes to give them personality. After they are fired, the mugs will be our first glazed project! The students also were able to spend time painting their wind chime project. The results from that assignment will be posted next week......they are amazing!