Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Since this quarter's art students just wrapped up their exploritory Spanish class, we thought it would be fun to try a Day of the Dead skull drawing. We focused on all three types of balance and contined to work on value shading with colored pencils.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
In December, 8th graders will be going to the Science Museum of MN to check out the new ancient Mayan exhibit. This exhibit highlights a unit in our exploritory Spanish class as well as connects Art and English themes. Students in Q1 Art created elaborate paper clip necklaces with Model Magic pendants depicting an image from Mayan glyphs. We used Duct tape to add color and pattern to the chains. Very fun and successful jewelry project!
Thursday, October 24, 2013
We spent one day discussing the Mona Lisa and all of her fame and mystery. At the end of class, students were asked to "Duchamp" her image and recreate her as someone or something else. We used Doodle Buddy and Skitch to add the digital drawings on our iPads.
We had a lot fun studying real candy prices as our inspiration for our Pop Art Candy Paintings. Tempra paint and black Sharpie outlines added emphasis and strong lines. The 12" x12" paper created a cropped effect as well. Yum!
Thursday, October 10, 2013
8th graders are working on a digital portfolio of their completed work this quarter. Since we have a 1:1 iPad program this year, students have the option of using 5 different apps to create their portfolios. Keynote, 30 Hands, Haiku Deck, iMovie and Educrestions all are choices for portfolios. Below is our outline.