7th grade students used the photocopy filter in Photoshop today to edit their pictures that they will then draw.
8th grade students edited pictures of themselves today that they will then use to create posters. As you can see, the students used various emotions that ranged from one extreme to another to get the right composition. Using Shepard Fairey, Noli Novak, Chuck Close, and Rob Kelly as inspiration, students will take their pictures to the next level by turning them into large paintings, drawings, and more...
7th and 8th grade students finished up their projects today and uploaded them to Moodle. I am in the process of uploading the images to Artsonia today and where they will be available for your viewing pleasure. Students have the opportunity to submit these images to the Sooper Art 2011 competition. The form needs to be signed and turned in by the end of this week.
On 60 minutes tonight, there was a great story about Van Gogh and his life, work, and struggles throughout. It uncovers new evidence that suggests Van Gogh was a victim of accidental murder rather than suicide. It also delves into a disease that was responsible for his outbursts and crazy behavior (like cutting off his ear because his friend decided to move away). The above clip is a look at the artist's work through the use of his own words.
1. Vote for Brandon9154 on Artsonia for Artist of the Week. This is the second time we have had a student nominated this year (which is very exciting, since it is only the second month of school). You can vote daily until Sunday when we find out the winner.
2. The DonorsChoose project materials came in today! Inside the box is $250 worth of materials for students to use to create Artist Trading Cards to exchange with schools from other states and countries.
So far this year we have traded with Canada, and will be trading with Berlin shortly.
Thanks again to the generous donors who help fund this project!
The donors who gave to this project are from areas other than Byron Center and prove that there is such a thing as kindness from strangers!
Students continue to work on their pieces that will be turned in on Monday for a grade using Moodle.
Students interested in participating in the Sooper Art Contest, will have to get the entry form signed and turned in by Wednesday.
Students worked on their nature images today.
They selected an aspect of nature they were interested in and used the materials of their choice to create their pieces.
Artist Trading Cards, mostly created by After School Art Students, are on their way to Ontario Canada!
Students are participating in this international exchange with students from East Eglin Secondary School and we are excited to see what we get in return. In other good news, our Artist Trading Card project is now fully funded on DonorsChoose! Thanks to New Jersey resident, Eliot, for his support and donation that helped us reach our goal. This project will help supply students with the materials needed to keep these type of exchanges going throughout the year!
Students continued their research on nature by using the links on Moodle to check out past work from students and websites that feature nature and art.
Students checked out the Sooper Art Contest and the Stop Extinction contest as well as our Artsonia to gather ideas. They also checked out the pictures they took yesterday outside and applied all of those concepts together when planning for their projects.
Students will be entering their final pieces on October 22nd to the Sooper Art 2011 contest at the GRAM.
7th and 8th grade students are using the nice weather as an excuse to get outside and "research" our next subject - Nature in Art.
Armed with cameras and excitement, students took turns taking pictures of the nature around our school. Students even found a frog who was kind enough to pose for a portrait. Afterwards, students logged into Moodle and watched a presentation about two artists who use nature in their work: Henri Rousseau and Georgia O'Keeffe. When I see students next time, they will be able to use their images as source material for creating nature paintings and drawings that will be submitted for the Sooper Art 2011 contest due October 22nd.
Teaching Visual Arts since 2004 and making images since picking up a crayon.