8th grade students are working through their ideas as they try to portray what the concept of "Identity" means to them. We spent a short part of class going over color theory and watercolor techniques they could use for their works. Some students decided to apply the concepts, while others are waiting for a future piece to apply it.
After students were finished putting their portfolios together, we moved onto some drawing games that got us up and moving.
7th grade students had a portrait party. They used blind contour drawing methods to observe and draw their peers. The result is very abstract and fluid. The room filled with laughter as soon as they revealed their drawings to each other and themselves.
8th grade students worked on their exquisite corpse drawings again today and selected with one they are interested in modifying.
Both groups will continue to work on the drawings Monday by adding color and more lines.
Earlier this year, 8th grade students created images using Photoshop for the Surrealistic Me, The Student Creative project. This project collected images from students that study all over the world and curated the submissions into a book that you can preview below and purchase to help support the Jacaranda School for AIDS orphans in Malawi. We submitted two classes worth of images for the project; Justin Thompson and Mariah Rae's portraits were selected for publication in the book. Check out the full book below!
Today was the last day for students to use Photoshop to create their animations. By the end of class students had exported their videos to make into movies using MovieMaker or Premiere.
From floating baby heads to favorite cartoon characters, students have used all kinds of surreal images to animate their hallway drawings.
Students will have their animations complete by Thursday, just in time for our big animation party on Friday. Students will showcase their work for each other and comment on what they learned, what makes an animation successful, as well as compare their work to the work of other Surreal Artists.
Teaching Visual Arts since 2004 and making images since picking up a crayon.