High school students all started out the semester with a little review in Color Theory. Intro to Art students (freshmen) created Color Theory Cubes by mixing their own hues - tertiary colors, tints and tones! Completed projects can be viewed below and are currently on display in the front entrance of the high school.
Click on the images below to enlarge.
Visual Arts students (more advanced) are working on 12-section Color Theory Mandalas. These mandalas were designed by the students, replicated using carbon paper, and all hues were mixed by hand. The images below are works in progress.
Click to enlarge the images below of completed projects.
My new classes for this semester are as follows:
3rd Hour - Art 8
4th Hour - Visual Arts (Seniors)
5th Hour - Drawing & Painting
6th Hour - Art 6
All classes started the semester by creating digital portfolios, sketchbooks, and portfolios to hold work through the course of the class. After that, all classes completed a color theory review.
Once the color wheel was reviewed,
classes were assigned their first projects.
Art 8 - Radial Name Designs
Visual Arts - 12 Section Color Wheel Mandalas
Drawing & Painting - 6 Section Color Wheel Mandalas
Art 7 - Radial Name Designs
This project was great color theory review, along with paint mixing practice.
Click on the images below to enlarge.
Radial Name Design example can be seen below.
Click on the images below to enlarge.
Can you identify the name in the design?
Check back for updates and photos of completed projects!
Click HERE to read a post about my paint project I completed
at the elementary during the polar vortex string of snow days!
My Intro to Art class have mostly completed their 1-Point Perspective collages (previously mentioned on an update post HERE).
This individual project served as a review of the Elements and Principles of Art. Students created a magazine collage in the background that showcased one color scheme that was reviewed in our Color Theory handout (complementary, analogous, etc). After that, a 3 dimensional perspective portion was added using mostly recycled materials. The final results can be seen below.
Click on the images below to enlarge.
All completed projects are currently on display
in the case at the entrance of the high school.
Thank you to Mrs. Beauchamp for the donated paint samples - they were put to good use in the display case!
Shout out to Trenton & Mya for creating the new border!
Also thank you to Mason & Alex for setting up the display case shelves :)
We've been busy in the art room over the first few weeks of school, so I thought I'd give an update of what we've been up to. This semester, I have 4 classes at the high school building: Art 8, Art 6 and two sections of Intro to Art (freshmen). All students started the year by creating a digital portfolio, sketchbook, and "gem" to add to a bulletin board.
Next, all classes reviewed Color Theory basics,
and the Elements of Art to use in future projects.
To use the color theory skills we reviewed, all classes completed a Teacher Collaborative Painting. I was inspired by the AMAZING art teacher extraordinaire, Cassie Stephens for this idea. The example here was done for an elementary school in general. I thought it would be fun to create one of these for the staff in the 6th-12th grade building. Students were broken up into small groups, staff members were chosen, and they started working away! I LOVED this project and it was a great way to start off the year.
Students were required to list the staff member's name, as well as what subject they teach or their job at our school. After the black letters were painted, color was added to fill all of the spaces. After color was added the final step was to embellish with designs/illustrations. The tricky part was the colors chosen had to be one of the color schemes we reviewed - complementary, analogous, monochromatic, etc. After all small details were complete, white highlight was the final step to make the letters stand out. The highlight of the whole project was having each group deliver their finished product to the staff member, and hearing about the reactions. I'm happy to have hopefully made someone's day, and have a lesson about creating something for someone else.
Art 8 Students with their final projects!
Art 6 Groups
Click on the images below to see enlarge the photos of the process of creating these masterpieces!
After delivering the paintings today,
all classes focused on individual work.
To see more on this project (and final results) CLICK HERE.
Intro to Art
My 9th grade students are creating a 1-Point Perspective Collage. This project is a great overall review of the Elements and Principles of Art using a variety of media in the process.
After the collage portion is complete, students will add the perspective portion on top of the magazine to give the illusion of depth. Finished examples can be seen below.
Check out more completed Intro to Art projects HERE.
Last, but not least, my Art 6 students are covering the elements of art in detail for the first time. I chose this Mixed Media project as an overview of all the elements: line, color, shape/form, space, value and texture.
Final results of this Art 6 Mixed Media project can be found HERE.
Thank you so much for reading!
If you'd like to see what we're
up to at the Elementary - click here!
Art 7 -
Students created School Spirit posters in small groups to show their knowledge of the Elements of Art.
Students finished their Geometric Silhouettes, and started on the #mymessymandala project.
The first layers of students' mandala were started this past week. Click to enlarge.
Art 8 -
Students completed their Camouflage Paintings inspired by Guido Daniele. Up next, they are working on projects based on the Principles of Art.
Intro. to Art -
Students finished up their Mixed Media Self-Portraits, and watched The Good Dinosaur in preparation for Homecoming week hallway designs.
Collaborative Cubes Project
ALL classes also created a cube to contribute to the collaborative cube project inspired by ThankYouX. Read more about that on the separate post HERE.
Week 2 flew by! Our new semester schedule featuring a 6 hour day makes it seem like each day moves very quickly. I was nervous about 60 minute classes (compared to having 70+ minute classes for the last 5 years), but now I love them! I find my classes to use their time well, and I like the fast-paced environment. It's been a busy week, but I am happy with how everything has been going. Here is a little summary of what we've been up to!
All of my classes 7th-12th grade are creating digital portfolios this year using Google Slides. Examples of their title pages can be seen below. Each time a student finishes a project, they will be posting a photo of it to their portfolio, and writing a corresponding artist statement.
Art 7 is finishing up School Spirit Posters in small groups. Their designs must show all 6 Elements of Art in the final product. Most groups will finish on Monday, and we will have a group critique to follow. You can see progress on their work by clicking on the images below.
Art 8 is finishing up Camouflage Paintings in small groups showing all the Elements of Art, as well as 2 Principles of Art (Emphasis and Pattern). This project was inspired by Guido Daniele, an artist famous for hand painting. The challenge was to incorporate 2 hidden hands in their final piece. Two groups have finished, and their images are pictured below (click to enlarge).
My Drawing/Painting class is finishing up one of my favorite projects -
After reviewing color theory, they jumped right in to this project and blew me away. Some students finished on Friday, but most will finish Monday or Tuesday of this week.
I cannot wait to post the results!
Last, but not least, my Intro to Art class is working on Mixed Media Self-Portraits. this project combines portrait drawing, magazine collage as a color theory review, and a little free choice typography addition. More pictures to come soon!
This week also included the start of Homecoming preparation.
Class meetings were held on Friday to vote for Homecoming court and to sign up for Powder Puff Games
Sign-ups are posted in the cafeteria!
Homecoming week will start on Monday, October 2nd, with the game the following Friday (6th) and the dance on Saturday (7th).
The Powder Puff Football game will take place on Friday afternoon for the girls.
The NHS-sponsored Powder Puff Volleyball game will take on Wednesday afternoon for the boys.
There will also be a Lightning Basketball Challenge in between the Powder Puff Volleyball games.
A National Honor Society update can be found HERE.
Thanks for viewing my website! Please check back for more updates soon!
I finally have a chance to make a post to update what we have been up to in the Art room! A new Trimester started recently, and we're underway with new projects and new students. My 3 new classes are 1. Drawing & Painting 2. Art History 3. Art 8 along with my usual elementary hour in the afternoon of course. Here is what we've been doing:
Drawing/Painting reviewed the color wheel, and completed a Geometric Silhouette project that was a new one for me. After deciding what to use as their silhouette (animal, etc) they created an outline using mainly straight lines. After that, lines were drawn INSIDE the object and filled in using a specific color scheme that was reviewed (complementary, analgous, etc). After painting that, the background had to completed as well, but in a contrasting way. The results are great! I've received many compliments on them! Click on the images below to enlarge.
Drawing/Painting students are now working on an Agamograph project - results will be posted soon!
My Art History class is a nice small group that is really great to work with. We started our learning with Pre-Historic art including Cave Paintings of Lascaux, Stonehenge, Egyptian Art, and most recently, Greek & Roman Art. They completed cave paintings in small groups, along with a simple Egyptian Profile. Up next are Greek Vases, and a test over our first unit!
My final class at the Junior/High School is Art 8. They began the Trimester with a color theory challenge, creating the color wheels below from prior knowledge. After working in a small group, they were assigned a "creative color wheel" project to take a new spin on the traditional circular format. Click on the image to enlarge.
Up next, they are reviewing the Elements of Art by creating Camouflage Paintings that display all of the elements using a winter/holiday theme. Camouflage paintings are inspired by artist Guido Daniele, who is famous for body painting, and specifically realistic hand paintings. When their paintings are completed, they must hide two painted hands in a photograph taken by their group. See examples from last year HERE. Pictured below is one example (can you find the hands?) and the current works in progress.
Only one more week to go until Winter Break! Happy Holidays to all!
The first week of school FLEW BY.
My high school classes are learning the routines of the art room, and have already created some artwork.
We began by going over the Art Room Expectations, playing a fun little round of Kahoot!
(which is a super fun website used for review games and such), and got our pre-tests out of the way.
All of my classes completed a simple "Zentangle Name Design" card as their first hands on project.
After completing these name cards, we moved on to separate agendas.
We reviewed the Elements of Art, Color Theory and 4 different Shading Techniques.
After the basics were out of the way, the Double Vision project was introduced.
Today, we laid out our designs - one drawing using Cool Colors, and one Warm Colors.
After their drawings are complete, we will combine them into a folded piece of paper.
When the two images are glued on in an alternating format, two images appear from different view points.
I cannot wait to see the results!
Intro to Art
After reviewing the Color Wheel, this class was introduced to their first project - Analogous Circles.
This concept was inspired by Squares with Concentric Circles, by Wassily Kandinsky (pictured below).
Students will create at least 12 circular areas using different Analogous Color Schemes with oil pastel.
Analogous is a term for neighboring hues on the color wheel.
Here is an example of a similar circle project, and some artists in action in class.
Check back for more updates soon! Go JETS!
The Chuck Close inspired projects are moving along in the Mixed Media class. Students created their grids, transferred their chosen image, and are now painting. The grid lines are used to create squares of warm and cool colors. The next step is still a mystery to them, updates to come soon! :)