Thursday, December 15, 2011

6th grade Independent Project: evil creatures in paint and clay

by Victor

7th grade Independent Project: Bruins stencil

by Ryan

8th grade Independent Project: clay superheroes

8th grade Independent Art Project: abstract color

Gayelle (8th grade): Abstract Art
Over the summer at Camp Harbor View, I learned about a new technique of art: abstract art. It consists of sketches, drawings, and paintings that aren’t particularly a thing, it’s really anything that you want it to be.  I was deeply interested in this art, so I chose abstract art as my project.  I started off with a basic swirl in my favorite colors, but as I progressed, I chose to be more creative with colors and lines in my painting.  One day I learned about using a mixing try for paint to get creative colors and hues.  Overall, I feel that I have progressed in painting skills and broke out of my risk to show creativity.  I really enjoyed seeing my potential in art and creativity.  Overall, I am proud of my abstract art unit.

6th grade Independent Project: calligraphy

Jasseim (6th grade):  Untitled

For my art project, I wanted to try a complex language, so I decided to try Chinese calligraphy.  I started out with some easy symbols then I moved on to harder stuff.  I started to try to add new backgrounds to the pictures like splatter art and adding different colors.  I then started to put the symbols in an order so that they become a sentence that makes sense.  I started to paint the sentences on things like rice paper and t-shirts.  I was hoping that I would master Chinese calligraphy by the time I was done. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

a student's project on war

using cut paper and epic scale

6th, 7thand 8th Grade Visual Arts students chose a theme to focus on for the second half of Trimester 1. They then applied art techniques to create unique artwork based on their theme. 
The focus is on the artistic process: risk-taking, craftsmanship, and growth.  Check out a small sampling of their studio work! 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

interesting links  Interactive Art Galleries

Destination Modern Art
Join an alien for a tour of moma and ps21!

Art Education Games
Learn about the basics with these activities!,1

This is a virtual paintbox and paper. Paint a picture and play it back or send
via email.

Draw a figure and watch it dance!

National Gallery for Kids
I love this site! It has many interactive games and fun learning activities.

Art Games
Fun, interactive games! Ages 4-12 This takes forever to load on some machines.

Make your own Mandala
Create a radial symmetry design using geometric shapes. Other educational games
are linked from the Girl Scouts.

Mr. Picassohead
Create abstractions using Pablo Picasso facial features!

Make your own comic strip! Start with a joke or art concept.

Tux Paint
This is a great free download art program for kids!


I will be posting cool links and images to inspire students in my choice-based art classroom!