Students are using all kinds of materials this week to explore color. In my Dual Enrollment class, students are finishing up their personal pallet portraits by applying the color through a stippling technique. In 7th and 8th grade art classes, students are using the glazes from our funded DonorsChoose project to finish up their creatures and Anthropomorphic Vessels. I will be firing the work later this week and into next before students post the results on our Artsonia gallery.
BCPS student work is on display at the Kent Intermediate School District for the month of January. Work from grades k-12 are represented in a variety of media and covering a vast array of subjects.
There will be additional shows across the Grand Rapids area this month as we also prepare for the Scholastic show this month at Kendall College of Art and Design as well as the MAEA Region 9 show at the GRAM in February. I am incredibly proud of our students and their participation in showcasing their talents outside of our school.
For the past three years, I have had the privilege to teach Dual Enrollment classes for Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University to our High School Junior and Seniors. I taught 3D my first year, Color last year, and this year I am teaching Intro to Photo for Non-Majors. We started the term using Digital SLR cameras and will be moving onto traditional black and white processing in a couple of weeks.
For our first project, we focused on perspective and point of view. Our second project, which was handed in today, was all about movement. I decided to select an image from each student to showcase their efforts. It was a great critique today, with a lot of interesting and exciting experiments happening with the use Manual mode on the camera. One of the most satisfying moments during critique today was hearing a student express how much they have learned about their camera by turning off the Auto-mode. I am really excited to see what happens in our next project when we move into the darkroom.
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!
Even though my DE students' shoes did not make it into the top 50 national vote for the 2012 Van's Custom Culture Contest, I am still very proud of their efforts seen below. I think they did a very nice job collaborating and combining their ideas to create the outer-space themed shoes that represent Art, Music, Sports, and Local Flavor. Good luck to the schools who are now being voted on, and make sure to vote for your favorites here!
BCWMS students are working with color today as they explore the differences between warm and cool colors and using different materials to apply. I love working with color and I am also teaching Color through the DE program for Kendall College of Art and Design. The Image on the top is my 7th grade students working with color and the image below are 11th and 12th grade students exploring various color arrangements (Achromatic, Monochromatic, Analogous, Complementary, Split Complementary, Triads, and Tetrads).
It is nice to see so much color during these winter months!
If you are not interested in going away to camp to study art this summer at Blue Lake, then consider the day classes at Kendall.
From offerings that range from Photography to Animation to Drawing and Painting, there is something for every budding artist to discover in Kendall's Youth Program.
Remember to check out the scholarship opportunity offered by BCFAB! The deadline for scholarship applications is on April 30th.
Teaching Visual Arts since 2004 and making images since picking up a crayon.