7th and 8th grade students got to see and take home their finished clay pieces last week. It is always amazing to see the transformation that takes place from the planning process, to building the form, to finishing it with glaze.
The Antrhopomorphic bottle project was made possible by funding provided by BCFAB, Arstonia.com, and a grant awarded from the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids through the generous support of Amway, Ted and Brenda Frey, Keller Foundation, Mercantile Bank of Michigan, and Porter Foundation.
Check out the finished products on our class gallery.
I decided to get in on the grid expansion action with my own image.
I first did a grid expansion drawing in high school of a girl from a magazine. Since then I have used it countless times as a sure tool when it comes to working from a photograph.
Instead of the usual smile or smirk that I have done in the past, this time I decided to challenge myself with a more difficult pose for my portrait.
I am not sure if it is scared or goofy, but either way I like it.
In the future I think I will request students to push themselves to creating an image that is the most interesting; using a face that expresses an emotion that is not typically captured in a posed picture adds both impact and interest to the overall composition.
When I finish my picture, I will post it online with the rest of my students.
7th grade students finished their portraits today and turned them in for a grade.
They did a great job applying the skills they learned about line, shape, value, and form.
To see the work, check out our gallery.
8th grade students are using a grid to create their portraits; here are a few artists who use similar tools to create theirs.
7th grade students are finishing the value portion of their projects and moving on to the modge podge and tissue paper backgrounds.
It is always fun to see how the contrast of the values in the face work with the colors in the background.
Check back in to see the results in a few days when we add Sharpie for even more detail!
8th grade students are making their grids for their expansion project based on the work by Chuck Close.
Yesterday they printed their pictures to create a 1x1 inch grid on today. The paper they are using will have a 2x2 inch grid on it.
8th grade students are taking and editing pictures today for a project based on the work of Chuck Close.
This site is operated through Disney and offers all kinds of opportunities to create art through their interactive site.
I have found that most students really like the animation maker that not only allows you to manipulate the movement of characters, but also add music!
If you are not interested in going away to camp to study art this summer at Blue Lake, then consider the day classes at Kendall.
From offerings that range from Photography to Animation to Drawing and Painting, there is something for every budding artist to discover in Kendall's Youth Program.
Remember to check out the scholarship opportunity offered by BCFAB! The deadline for scholarship applications is on April 30th.
Teaching Visual Arts since 2004 and making images since picking up a crayon.