One of my favorite parts of my job is trying out old ideas in a new way with my students. 7th grade students created images based on 1960s posters. We changed up the project a bit from last semester and I am still not exactly sure how it is going to turn out in the end. Today, the goal was to complete adding the Sharpie designs on watercolor paper and tomorrow we will have the option of adding color to the pieces through marker, watercolor, or other materials students would like to use.
8th grade students finished up their printmaking activities today. In addition to creating their two-color reduction print, they were asked to create a series of digital prints and also had the option of mono printing with Gelli plates.
7th grade students are working on their next project starting today. They started out by reading how the Ancient Greeks used pottery in their everyday life and why they decorated the vessels with patterns and figures.
Afterwards, we looked at how various artists who use this time period as inspiration for their art today. Karen LaMonte and Michael Stuts were both examined as a part of this exploration. Students are using Red and Black figure pottery as their inspiration for their next project.
Teaching Visual Arts since 2004 and making images since picking up a crayon.