Friday, May 15, 2015

7B - Context Intervention Sculptures

Context -The circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea and in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed.
-The stuff that is going on around.
                   Intervention -The action or process of coming between by way of hindrance or modification
- The act of interfering with the outcome or course especially of a condition or process
The 7th graders examined a particular context within the school to place their sculptures. The presence of the sculptures in these locations intervene with our perception of the location. A small figure sculpture can transform a plant into a jungle.

7C - Context Intervention Scultpures

                   Context -The circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea and in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed.
-The stuff that is going on around.

                   Intervention -The action or process of coming between by way of hindrance or modification
- The act of interfering with the outcome or course especially of a condition or process
The 7th graders examined a particular context within the school to place their sculptures. The presence of the sculptures in these locations intervene with our perception of the location. A small figure sculpture can transform a plant into a jungle.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

6 - Flags

The sixth graders this year are inventing their own countries. These are the flag designs that they created and sewed together. They considered how the design (the arrangement of shapes, symbols, and colors) represented the character of their countries and the peoples of their countries. These guys picked up sewing so quickly. It was amazing.

Monday, April 27, 2015

1 - Alien Planet Exhibition

The indefatigable first grade had their exhibition of their alien planet artwork the other day. 
They showed off their alien planet landscape, alien life-form paintings, and space suits. They also unveiled the video of them walking on their planets wearing their space suits. Totally awesome. We had lots of students and parents coming to marvel at the hard work and creative efforts. Great work, kiddos.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

2W - Endangered Animals Mixed Media

The second graders are busily making beautiful mixed media animals. These guys really are amazing artists. I am really enjoying seeing these projects come together. They started by using inking brayers to spread two colors of paint on a sheet of paper. Then they drew from observation an endangered animal. From there, they collaged with textured embroidery fabric. The last step is to paint over the fabric in the actual colors of the animal. I can't wait to show them off when they are done.

Friday, April 24, 2015

4 - Signature Seals

The fourth grade artists looked at signature seals from around the world from the ancient Sumerians to medieval signet rings to East Asian seals still in use today. They created a signature seal for their family designing a symbol or letter that represented an aspect of the family. It is a two inch by two inch linoleum block glued to a wooden block. The fourth graders made beautiful and meaningful seals.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

KL - Tints and Shades

In Kindergarten, we have been doing a lot of mixing colors. They have been exploring color theory with hands-on color discovery. In this project they mixed a primary color with white and black to push the color along the value scale. They made a whole painting with one color that is rich and interesting. By using a variety of light blues and a variety of dark blues, they have developed a keener sense of value when paired with color.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

KB - Tints and Shades

In Kindergarten, we have been doing a lot of mixing colors. They have been exploring color theory with hands-on color discovery. In this project they mixed a primary color with white and black to push the color along the value scale. They made a whole painting with one color that is rich and interesting. By using a variety of light blues and a variety of dark blues, they have developed a keener sense of value when paired with color.

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