Tuesday, June 17, 2014

6th grade Interdisciplinary Project: Honor Portrait

In 6th grade, students created a portrait to honor someone from history.
All were done without tracing.  We learned how to grid a photograph and add detail to the background.

Soka: Rosa Parks
Cameron B: Deon Sanders

Fhrynee: Elvis Presley

Alexis F: Bono

Keyshawn C: Rocky

7th grade Interdisciplinary Project: China Art Project

In this unit, we connected to History class, where students were learning about three major Chinese philosophies: Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism.

In Art, they created two visual stories about a two of three of these philosophies.

Practice Work: 


Lao-tzu (500 BCE) promoted the idea of Daoism.  This included the idea that people gain happiness by living in harmony with nature.


Confucius (551-479 BCE) promoted a just and peaceful society.  Cornerstones included respect for elders, proper behavior, and love of scholarship.


Han-fei-tzu (280 – 233 BCE) promoted strict laws.  Believed in enforcement with rewards for good behavior and punishments for bad behavior.

8th grade Interdisciplinary Project: Memoir Art Project

In ELA, students wrote memoirs about their lives.
In Art, they created visual memoirs.

Memoir: (n), an autobiographical narrative that tells about important aspects of the writer’s past. 

Life is about the journey, not the destination.  Where have you been?  This project is an opportunity to visually communicate important aspects from your life. 

Self-portrait: as many artists have discovered, the self-portrait offers a limitless opportunity to describe ones journey.  You will draw or paint a self-portrait with symbolic images surrounding you.