|We also spent one class making Papel Picado to decorate the room!|
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
This week our 8th graders studied value and form. First, we had a guest artist show us his wonderful photo realistic drawings to show the students how to use value in a drawing and techniques that help create this look. It was so nice of him to take his time to show the students!! THANK YOU!! Next, we watched our presentation on value and form...http://prezi.com/9abyiid7rk_v/edit/#5_1887690 .
After discussing how to create a form by adding value, we were ready to draw. Students were asked to draw fruit using value. I wanted students to use different materials and was excited when I found an example of this project on Pinterest. This project allowed us to use charcoal, pencil and colored pencil. I used my amazing document camera (with light) so students could see the still life... isn't technology cool??? Students used charcoal on the newspaper, ebony pencils on the paper and colored pencil on the brown paper.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Surrealism is an art movement that included paintings and movies from the 1920's. Surrealists wanted to step away from rational thought. Many paintings look like dreams or nightmares. They use recognizable objects in unnatural ways. The most famous surreal artist is Salvador Dali (melting clocks on the right). SMS seventh graders used magazines to collage recognizable objects into a landscape that is just a bit odd. SO SURREAL!!