8th grade students finished their monster prints, patterns, and started cutting out and assembling their feltie figures. These plush dolls are going to be a riot when they are finished. It is always interesting to see how a print translates into a 3D sculpture... Here is an example of the work by Dave DeVries, who took images drawn of his niece and made them into realistically painted monsters. This will be the last 2011 project for 8th grade students.
Today was the last day for students to use Photoshop to create their animations. By the end of class students had exported their videos to make into movies using MovieMaker or Premiere.
From floating baby heads to favorite cartoon characters, students have used all kinds of surreal images to animate their hallway drawings.
Students will have their animations complete by Thursday, just in time for our big animation party on Friday. Students will showcase their work for each other and comment on what they learned, what makes an animation successful, as well as compare their work to the work of other Surreal Artists.
As 8th grade students finish up their prints from last week, they are moving onto the creation of monsters from felt. The premise for the project is to make yourself into a monster via the materials available. It will be interesting to see these creatures take shape over the final weeks before winter break. As a lead into this project, I started thinking about the classic animated feature, The Nightmare Before Christmas. This topic of animation also plays into what 7th graders will be finishing up this week as they export their movies from Photoshop and edit them in MovieMaker or Premiere. As we get into the Holiday season, I thought about taking a look at it with new eyes, that of Jack's.
Check out the process students used to create their prints by watching the video above. Students should be finished with this project on Monday and uploading to Moodle by Tuesday for me to put on Artsonia. This was a really fun project and students are going to do some more prints next week...
8th grade students continued to work on their prints today by creating more line designs and textures to print over their first color from yesterday.
Using complementary colors and monochromatic color schemes, students were able to compare and contrast the variances resulting from the uses of value and color.
This project has been a great success so far! I look forward to continuing the tradition of printmaking with the help of funding from Office Depot and Kids in Need.
Teaching Visual Arts since 2004 and making images since picking up a crayon.