8th grade students are still painting their figures today.
Thanks to our Applied Arts teacher, Lary Shoemaker, we were able to get bases to help these figures stand upright.
Students are trying to match colors with their poses and the personalities and interests being exposed in the sculptures.
We should be done with these by tomorrow!
As 8th grade students are working on their figures as shown in yesterday's posting, 7th graders are making their African Animal Mancala Game Boards.
From Servals to Zebras and Lions to Rinos, students have selected a vast array of animals as the form for their game boards.
Today those students are finishing the construction of the animals and then adding the mache.
Next week we will finish the project by adding color, either local or imagined.
Whatever colors students choose to finish their work one thing is certain - these projects are both fun to look at and will be fun to play when they finish!
7th and 8th grade students are finishing up the creation of their forms today and then using mache to give the forms a smooth and paintable surface.
Students will be using mache for the next few days before using the donated latex paint from Xrite to complete the project.
Paper mache means "chewed paper" in French and has a long history in art and utility item creation. Contemporary artists also enjoy this medium and one of my favorites is Dan Reeder who has authored many books and is the artist behind the video below.
7th and 8th grade students are starting their sculptures today after spending yesterday planning them out.
8th grade students are making action figures and 7th grade students are making their mancala game boards based on African Animals.
Both students will be using paper mache over their base structures before painting them later next week.
Check out this site to get ideas about an animal for your Mancala game design. Once you and your partner have chosen an animal, post your choice with your first names and class hour. Each group must have a different animal as their inspiration.
Teaching Visual Arts since 2004 and making images since picking up a crayon.