We have almost completed our bottle cap mural but are still in need of certain colors. Please send your blue, green and red (for another project) bottle caps to school. We can't wait to get this up on the wall!
Not seeing the 6th grade every day is quite the departure from what I am used to. Learning names has been tough. Just as I feel confident I have learned them all....they move on to their next art teacher.
A new article published by SchoolArts Magazine - inspired by Cave Dogs!
As an introductory project for the middle school students (6-8) students were encouraged to turn a simple 6"x6" piece of white paper into a simple sculpture using only folds and cuts. Students analyzed sculptures and joined forces with peers to create large paper sculpture sheets. The sheets were placed in the hallway where ample light shines through at various locations during different times of the day. Students were asked to consider the light coming through the windows and what effect that would have on their sculptures.
These middle school Creature Portraits were created after studying Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Students observed how the Sfumato technique was used in this famous portrait. The technique is a fine shading meant to produce a soft transition between colors and tones, in order to achieve a more believable image. It is most often used by making subtle gradations that do not include lines or borders, from areas of light to areas of dark. Students also observed the unique way the Mona Lisa is posed and how the eyes follow the viewer.
I have been teaching art and design at the middle and high school level since 2006 and learning about both for a lot longer.