Exploring Depth and Space
Before we left for Winter Break, students learned about the concept of perspective and spent some time in the hallways to see that concept in action. 7th grade students used 1-point perspective, while 8th graders used 2-point. It was neat to see the variance in outcomes based on where students decided to sit out in the hall. You can see the full gallery here.
In addition to seeing how space can be shown using perspective, 7th grade students created some space-like images with a little help from my friend and fellow art teacher,Ian Sands. If you are interested in making images like those shown below, check out the video Mr. Sands created that goes through the process.
Students also had a chance to take their perspective drawings skills and adapt them to a new situation where they created a 3D name like the examples below.
kids in the hall
Students are working in the hall throughout the day - 7th and 8th graders are drawing their hallways and my After School Art students are working on the post-it note inspired mural of Mr. King.
We have really great spaces for working outside of the classroom, so it is nice when we are able to take advantage of it in these projects!
7th and 8th grade students are working are working on perspective drawing this week. And as usual, I am thinking about how other artists have used it in their work. Instead of visual, check out how this musician used the concept of perspective in their video below. Plus, it is a pretty catchy tune.
Here are just a couple of the hallways that were completed last week. You can see the full gallery of both 7th and 8th grade attempts on our Artsonia gallery!
In the hall
Students finished up in the hall today with their drawings. 7th grade started uploading their work to Moodle and 8th grade will be doing that part tomorrow.
It is always fun to see how students use the principles of perspective to draw what they see. I think they did a really nice job with this project and I look forward to seeing what the 7th grade students animate in their hall when we get started with that project!
perspective and plaques
Students continue to work in the hallways this week as they draw from observation. I am excited that some are selecting new views of the hall, never before tried. Several students in 1st hour are giving a try at the cafetorium, which is proving to be a great space to draw.
Reid also received his plaque and gift card from Artsonia today! Thanks to everyone who voted and helped him win Artist of the Week!
This was a fun way to start Monday and this week should be filled with fun as we also get ready for the 8th grade Lewis and Clark expedition outside on Thursday!
Remember to dress warm that day and be prepared for lots of learning, fun, and hopefully no rain or snow this year!
Students worked on perspective drawing today as we took to the halls to draw from observation.
This is always a fun project because we get to move out of the art room and see concepts that apply to places we would otherwise not pay much attention to observing.
7th grade students are working on 1 point perspective and 8th grade students are using 2 points. Can you see where the vanishing point is in this hallway?
to the hall
Students took to the hallway for the 3rd day, working on their vanishing points to create believable drawings of what they see.
This project is always interesting because students end up noticing so many details that they normally would just pass by.
Being an artist is about seeing the world around you. It is more about how you see than it is about how you draw or paint or sculpt. This assignment's main focus is to get students to open their eyes and see the world around them, using perspective to recreate it on paper.
8th grade students finished their videos yesterday and today. After turning them in via flashdrive, we played various review games to help study for exams. It was quite rowdy in the Art room today (who knew kids could be so passionate about answering questions about Art History, elements and principles of design, and materials) and I am quite confident in students' abilities to take their final test in class over everything we have covered this semester.
Check out one of the videos from 8th grade students on perspective drawing:
Some 7th grade students finished their halls today and uploaded them to Moodle. All 7th grade students will be done tomorrow with this project and their work will be published on Artsonia soon after.
Teaching Visual Arts since 2004 and making images since picking up a crayon.