8th grade students started working (and some even finished) their contour wire drawings, using images from magazines as their subject. We looked at work by Alexander Calder at the end of class and explored his use of wire to create various works over his lifetime. Students had a great time working with the new wire and tools purchased as a result of a Kids in Need Foundation grant through the Office Depot.
7th grade students worked on their Celtic Knots today as we reviewed the concepts of symmetry and color. We also practiced various colored pencil techniques before students finished their transfers onto larger paper.
Since the first week of school, students have been posting work to our online gallery on Artsonia. Each week, work from around the world is selected as finalists for their weekly online voting competition. This week we have a BCWMS student up for the title for the Photoshop piece he created last week.
Help our class and Dillon win by voting for his work every day starting now!
I am happy to say that even though I did not qualify as a finalist for the Creative Compositions Video Contest for Next Vista For Learning, they have awarded the video an honorable mention. This is a great resource for student and teacher produced videos that teach you various topics in 90 seconds or less. I strongly recommend checking it out! There is another competition whose deadline is the 16th - I am planning to participate with a video about printmaking.
For the past two days, I have had the pleasure to attend the Annual Michigan Art Education Conference. I have learned so many things about artists, materials, and teaching methods from my peers, that I cannot wait until I return to school to share it with my students!
In addition to seeing many great presentations (and also presenting), I was awarded the MAEA Professional Development Award (the first person to ever win this award)!
I can't wait to do this again next year in TC...
Teaching Visual Arts since 2004 and making images since picking up a crayon.