Wednesday, July 1, 2015

1 - Batten Building

Peabody School expanded with a new building this year, the Batten Building. It houses the middle school and an amazing gym. In order to immortalize the building, the 1st graders drew it. Then, just for fun, they colored it with bold colors. The drawings were done from observation sitting in front of the building.

Monday, June 29, 2015

KL - Pinch Pots

The Kindergarteners loved making these pinch pots. At the same time that we were making these in art, the Kindergarteners were studying ancient Greece in their homeroom class. They were making connections the whole time, thinking about the form of the pots as well as the decoration. These are beautifully done.

KB - Pinch Pots

The Kindergarteners loved making these pinch pots. At the same time that we were making these in art, the Kindergarteners were studying ancient Greece in their homeroom class. They were making connections the whole time, thinking about the form of the pots as well as the decoration. These are beautifully done.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

panther with sticky notes

The second graders spent a class period putting up this impromptu artwork. We set up a projector with the image of our prowling mascot, and the second grade artists got to work sticking on sticky notes. It got a bit crowded but they worked well as a team and made a beautiful piece of art.

Friday, June 12, 2015

8 - Anamorphic Skeleton Hand

An anamorphic image is a distorted image requiring the viewer to be in a particular location to make it look "normal". The 8th graders decided to do a skeleton hand reaching out to burst a bubble. We set up a projector and used blue painter's tape to draw the image. The 8th graders worked really well as a team to solve the multiple problems that came up. As you walk down the hallway the image stretches and distorts constantly changing. The project challenges perspective and plays with scale.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

3 - Life-Size Articulated Self-Portraits

The 3rd graders have been working super hard on these amazing life-size articulated self-portraits. They are collaged and painted with every detail toiled over. They look amazing. Our intention was to animate the self-portraits using stop-motion animation, but we ran out of time. We did have a little time to do some playful test footage.  Check it out:



Wednesday, June 10, 2015

1 - Pouch Creature Sculptures

The 1st graders made these adorable sculptures by fusing two clay slabs into a pouch shape. From there they added appendages and other elements to create cute creatures. They did a great job painting them enhancing their charismatic features.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

7 - Fractured Whole

The artists used photography to fracture their bodies. They used collage to reconstruct their bodies in a new way that explored a concept. The students showed internal ideas and feelings using visual analogy. They looked at the photo collages of David Hockney and considered the simultaneous multiple perspectives of the cubists.

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