The seventh graders have been thinking about perception in a variety of ways. In this project they considered how a person is depicted affects how that person is perceived. Shepard Fairey's artwork inspired how they blended simplified portraits with design elements to glorify their subjects. The subjects were social justice heroes that the students were studying in their service learning class. The artwork is made up of two layers. The top layer is the portrait done with marker on tracing paper. The lower layer (visible through the tracing paper) was painted or oil pastels.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
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 Kindergarteners drew it. Then, just for fun, they colored it with bold colors. The drawings were done from observation sitting in front of the building.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Holy Guacamole! These books are awesome. The 5th graders wrote a short poem that acts as a kind of self-portrait analogizing their origin with pivotal experiences and circumstances that define identity. The poems were inspired by the poem “Where I am From” by George Ella Lyon. They then created an accordion book that held their poems. They created color abstractions that didn't so much illustrate their poems as embrace the words of their poems.
Monday, July 6, 2015
These relief self-portraits are gorgeous. They started by patting out a pancake for the base. Then they pressed on a body and head. After adding legs and arms, they went for the details. Be sure to take a closer look at the pieces so you can see those fantastic details. (Some of the students couldn't complete the glazing due to absences.)
Saturday, July 4, 2015
The second graders finished up the year with an independent project. They used a lot of the skills they learned in the endangered animal project in this project. They used layers and multiple media to realize their visions. It was so exciting to see the different directions the students took.
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Friday, July 3, 2015
Thursday, July 2, 2015
The 4th graders have been doing sculpture challenges working in small groups to make paper sculptures using no adhesives. After developing paper sculpting skills working in small groups, they finished off the school year by creating their own sculptures with paper. This time glue was allowed. They had just two class periods to work and could only use a fixed allotment of paper. Limitations breed creativity.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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.
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