Thursday, January 22, 2015

8th - Dream Big

The 8th graders
had to solve a problem. They thought of a problem that was important to them, and then, through the magic of art, showed themselves solving that problem. Traditionally I do this project, called Dream Big, as a digital collage using "photoshop"-like software on the computers. We were having technical difficulties and a student suggested we approach the project in a different way. She suggested we do some actual cutting and pasting. It was a great solution and changed the feel of this project in many good ways. Click on "more" to see the individual projects plus the students' artist statements.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

3 - Pop-up Cards

The third graders made some fantastic pop-up cards. They experimented with different pop-up forms and how to incorporate those forms into an image. They did a great job and the cards are a lot of fun.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

3 - Exquisite Corpse Animal Book

The third graders made this amazing book with each animal painted by one student. Each animal is cut into three parts: the head, the body, and the legs. It is inspired from the Dada art game called Exquisite Corpse. You can turn the sections switching out the legs or changing the head. The challenge for the artists was to paint their animal so that it fit the structure of the book. They did a superb job and the book looks and works wonderfully.

Friday, January 16, 2015

4th - Single Point Perspective

Drawing using perspective is very challenging. The 4th graders took on the challenge and didn't look back. They even tried out adding shadows and shading. Single point perspective allows artists to draw in three dimensions with things that are farther away appearing smaller. Great Work!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Let There Be Light

Friday, 12/12/14
Six amazing middle school students created light paintings with hundreds of people. Also there were other amazing light oriented artworks

The photos  taken on the night of the exhibition are available here: Let There Be Light: Painting with Light

This is a time lapse animation of all of the photos taken on the night of the exhibition:

These are some light painting photos the students took in class:

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7B - Art intervention with Eyes

Art Transforms. In this instance art transformed normal, everyday objects into playful creatures. The seventh grade students walked through the halls of the school with two foam balls in their hands. When they saw a potential object to transform they tried the eyes on it. Sometimes the effect was magical. Sometimes it wasn't. When they found a good fit, they taped them on. Art is magic.

Monday, December 8, 2014

KL - Heart Pattern Painting

The kindergarteners examined a variety of techniques for drawing hearts. Each student employed one heart drawing technique for their painting. Then they considered pattern as they were painting their hearts. It was such a simple prompt, I was not sure how they would come out. Both the process and the products turned out very lively and rich.

KB - Heart Pattern Paintings

The kindergarteners examined a variety of techniques for drawing hearts. Each student employed one heart drawing technique for their painting. Then they considered pattern as they were painting their hearts. It was such a simple prompt, I was not sure how they would come out. Both the process and the products turned out very lively and rich.

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