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7th grade students are working with positive and negative shapes today as we explore the concept of "Notan" (the light/dark harmony). Check out the video below to see how you can make your own:
paper cranes update
I am pleased to share this image by artist Vik Muniz (who was showcased in an earlier post for his Oscar Nominated film, Wasteland).
Using the paper cranes created by students world-wide and submitted to Students Rebuild, Muniz created this image from the more than 2 million cranes available!
Our students submitted more than 800 cranes towards this organization and the Million Crane Project to help raise funds and awareness to victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
You can now purchase this poster from Students Rebuild, to help raise even more funds for this cause.
Students turned in over 800 paper cranes to help bring funds and awareness to the disaster relief for Japan.
Instead of sending all of the cranes to Seattle (where they have reached their goal of 100,000 cranes), we are sending our cranes to Princeton University to be a part of the Million Crane Project!
This project is open until May 11th and as of today they only have around 12000 cranes - so if you would like to participate, please do! It is easy and fun and the deadline is May 11.
In addition to sending the cranes off today, students got to start their perspective drawings in the hallway. 8th grade is using 2 point perspective and 7th grade is using 1 point.
Stay tuned for more details!
cranking out the cranes!
7th and 8th grade students got into the giving mood by creating HUNDREDS of paper oragami cranes today!
These cranes will be tallied at the end of Thursday and will include more from various participating advisories around the school.
I am excited that students are not only making cranes at school, but are taking their work home (Jessica made 30 last night!).
I will post the total cranes to be mailed to Seattle by the end of this week!
paper cranes for Japan
7th grade students will make paper cranes today as a part of a fundraising project to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Using the following diagram and other resources from the students rebuild website, students will attempt to make as many cranes as possible. The goal of the organization is to reach 100,000 cranes by April 15. Legend has it that 100,000 cranes will grant a wish...
My wish is that on the one month anniversary of that narual disaster, students from all over use their art making skills to help benefit a community who is still reeling.
If you would like to participate, send your cranes to the school by Thursday and I will ship them to the Seatle site, or feel free to send yours seperately:
1700 7th Avenue
STE 116 # 145
Seattle, WA 98101
Teaching Visual Arts since 2004 and making images since picking up a crayon.