Here are all of the creations from Parent/Teacher Conferences! I love the variety in entries and unique designs. What pumpkin would you have voted for?
This week in Art we made dot paintings and also carved pumpkins. Our dot paintings were very fun and I enjoyed doing them a lot. After that we carved pumpkins and painted them too. My pumpkin was of the abominable Todd Bertuzzi with his evil smile curling cunningly toward his ears. -Brandon S
My pumpkin was more of the halloween theme with an evil looking face and multiple stab wounds from forks and spoons with blood colored paint dripping from the stabs. -Brandon D
We started off making clay projects and a few of them blew up in the kiln but there were a few survivors. After the incident with the clay we had a fantastic time carving and painting pumpkins. My spider pumpkin was pretty sweet. Other pumpkins were nice too. This was a great week and lots of fun and exciting art had been accopmlished.
The possibilities for pumpkin carving are endless! Painting, collaging, and other sculpture are options as well, or a combination of those styles. Here are some visuals to help your brain start exploring!
Fairy Tale/Cartoon Collages: Well, the collages were hard work but after it was all said and done they all turmed out to be great.
This week 3rd hour is coming to an end with their clay projects! Last week we rolled out the clay, and formed our shape, and now are adding walls and a cover. Everyone is putting last touches & allowing them to dry, so we can fire soon :) The volleyball girls are finished with their clay, so they are waiting for it to dry. While doing so, the girls are hard at work trying to finish up their posters for "Pink Night" on Thursday, October 25th! Come out & support your NCA JV & Varsity girls volleyball teams =) While we all had so much fun doing clay, we are very excited to go on to our next project, which is carving pumpkins! Can't Wait =)
In the beginning of the week our 2nd hour class did a photo scavenger hunt. The first task was take a ''senior'' style portrait of each member in the group. We also had to take a jump shot of members of the group. Then we had to find something we found beautiful and take a snapshot revealing the details. After that we had to take a creative group photo of every member in the frame then lastly we needed to take each member to spell out JETS! (Like the picture shown above)
Mid-week we started our projects for photography. The first assignment is letter photography and the second project is a mini photography portfolio. We need to combine all the photos into a powerpoint to present to the class on Tuesday of next week.
Clay was the big project of the week...and continues to be the big project! I think we have all agreed that clay is fun, but frustrating. There were a few tragedies, involving broken pieces and new starts! We will continue to work our way to firing our clay pots, including their lids that lock in place! :)
This week, we will be working on FAIRY TALE collages, in Miss Westphal's 1st hour class!!!!!!!!!! We finished up our clay models on Monday. Ms. Westphal's favorite students are Rob, Allen, Dylan, Brandon, and Devin. Our clay models are now finished and out of the kiln!!! Next on the list is to paint them up and bring them home to show family!!! :)