7th grade students are working with color this week as they make their Mandalas to express 8 different color combinations. We watched this great music video before talking our way through the possible color combinations that include primary, secondary, complementary, tint, shade, warm, cool, and grey scale. We also studied radial symmetry for this assignment and it is always fun to see the different designs that are made from the organic and geometric shapes we start out with.
7th and 8th grade students finished up their warm and cool projects today. Tomorrow all students will finish uploading their work to Moodle so I can put it on our online gallery.
It is always fun to see the creative ways students make each assignment their own and demonstrate their understanding of a topic. I find it especially helpful when they include artist statements to show me what they learned and thought along the way. Not every project is everyone's favorite, but no matter what, every student is learning something in the process.
Students are beginning to work with line and color this week as we discuss the differences between warm and cool color families. Both 7th and 8th grade students will be working with this concept as they fill in the shapes created with lines that both projects deal with.
Last Spring, my Dual Enrollment class through Kendall College of Art and Design created portraits for orphans in Honduras as a part of the Memory Project. This summer, the portraits were delivered and I just received these images of the student work with the children along with the video of the portrait delivery.
This was a great chance for my students to use their talents to positively impact others globally. I am proud that we were able to participate in this and look forward to the next time I teach the class!
Jen Stark, Afterglow
The above three artists are being used as inspiration for the collaborative project I will be leading my students as we finish out the school year. We will be creating origami sculptures that will then be formed together on the wall to make a mural. I am excited about this project and look forward to posting pictures when we finish it (hopefully by the end of the week). Here are some worksheets that we will use for paper folding:
Students are continuing to work on their projects this week. 7th grade students selected the materials they wanted to work with before applying various color concepts to the divided areas of their mandalas and 8th grade students finished their plans, before making and cutting their patterns to apply to felt.
7th grade students finished their transfers today before applying various color concepts to show their understanding of how color works.
They will work on these pieces throughout next week.
Today was the last day of the Dual Enrollment Color class I teach for Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University. I am very proud of the work students made this semester and look forward to teaching another KCAD class next year. For now you can see these and other projects students created at our upcoming display for the student show in the Van Singel Fine Arts Center starting next week!
Students finished uploading their knots today in 7th grade. It is always fun to see what students make for this assignment. In addition to learning about line, symmetry, and color combinations, students also read about how the Celts used this design aesthetic in their art centuries ago.
Kendall Dual Enrollment students turned in their first projects today that explored variations of color combinations. It was fun to see the different color choices and compositions students used in this assignment. We are moving onto chromatic greys next and will start atmospheric perspective next week.
Teaching Visual Arts since 2004 and making images since picking up a crayon.