8th grade students have spent the last week exploring the possibilities with Photoshop in their choice of surreal images. It was quite fitting that the sample Scholastic Art Magazine that came in the mail last week was on Rene Magritte and that the featured project was quite similar to the work we had planned. Students were able to use that additional information and inspiration when finalizing their works over the weekend and today. You can see the full gallery of works on Artsonia. The image below has gotten a lot of response from other students in class due to the nature of the composition. How exactly did she manage to get the picture without the camera in the mirror r
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!
8th grade students finished up their Photoshop projects today and turned them into Moodle. This project was one where they were able to choose what they wanted to create from a list of ideas and tutorials in this LiveBinder.
Students came up with an array of interesting images that will soon be posted on our online gallery at Artsonia and submitted as a part of the Surrealistic Me project from the Student Creative.
7th grade students are going to be animating their project next week, but I wanted to put some really interesting and creative animations on our blog for you to check out and hopefully get you thinking about animation as well. We are animating using Photoshop (students are going to be taking still images and make them move by creating a series of slides like that of a stop motion animation). Here are some examples of other animated projects using stop motion (and are very surreal, as well)...
Teaching Visual Arts since 2004 and making images since picking up a crayon.