8th grade students finished their monster prints, patterns, and started cutting out and assembling their feltie figures. These plush dolls are going to be a riot when they are finished. It is always interesting to see how a print translates into a 3D sculpture... Here is an example of the work by Dave DeVries, who took images drawn of his niece and made them into realistically painted monsters. This will be the last 2011 project for 8th grade students.
As 8th grade students finish up their prints from last week, they are moving onto the creation of monsters from felt. The premise for the project is to make yourself into a monster via the materials available. It will be interesting to see these creatures take shape over the final weeks before winter break. As a lead into this project, I started thinking about the classic animated feature, The Nightmare Before Christmas. This topic of animation also plays into what 7th graders will be finishing up this week as they export their movies from Photoshop and edit them in MovieMaker or Premiere. As we get into the Holiday season, I thought about taking a look at it with new eyes, that of Jack's.
Teaching Visual Arts since 2004 and making images since picking up a crayon.