Archive for October, 2012

 

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6th grade students studied artist Keith Haring (http://www.haring.com) and the concepts skeletons in order to create their own skeletal figures. Students first traced themselves in a pose and then added in their skeletal bones. Students then painted these figures using primary and secondary colors with the addition of black outlines. Once the figures were cut out, students places their figures throughout the school.

View these rainbow figures on Artsonia at:

Taught Rotation 2: October 23rd 2012

7th grade students studied Positive and Negative Space and the concept of skeletal imagery in order to create their own Skeletal Animal renderings using White colored pencils on Black paper.

View all of these students’ artistic recreations on Artsonia at: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=566236

Taught Rotation 2: October 22nd 2012

8th grade Art and Spanish students combined to learn about the Day of the Dead Holiday by studying artist Tamra Kohl (http://claylindo.blogspot.com) and her Clay Lindo sculptures (http://claylindo.com). Students then created their own Day of the Dead not so Dead Sculpture using air dry clay and paint.

View all of the students’ deadly creations on Artsonia at: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=561871

Taught Rotation 2: October 22nd 2012, Taught Rotation 1: October 15th 2012

7th grade students studied the concepts related to the Elements and Principals of Art (http://www.projectarticulate.org/principles.php) as well as learned about the art of Zentangles (http://www.zentangle.com/). Students then took a photograph of themselves in an artistic pose to use for their own personal zentangled work of art.

View all of these students’ artistic Zentangles on Artsonia at: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=561164

Taught Rotation 1: October 9th 2012

7th grade students studied Positive and Negative Space as well as Silhouettes Artist Kara Walker (http://learn.walkerart.org/karawalker) in order Silhouette  Students then transformed their Silhouette drawings into warm and cool watercolor paintings.

View all of these students’ artistic recreations on Artsonia at:  http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=552322

Taught Rotation 1:  September 23rd 2012

How to Make An Origami Skull

This website has a step-by-step video that shows you how to make an origami skull! http://www.origamispirit.com/2014/10/origami-skull/

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Whether you make one origami skull or a whole family of origami skulls, you’ll enjoy the options for dressing them up to celebrate either the Day of the Dead or Halloween.

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) commemorates and honors the lives of departed love ones and welcomes the return of their spirits. It is celebrated on November 1st (All Saints Day) and 2nd (All Souls Day), roughly the same date that Halloween is celebrated in the United States.

The Day of the Dead is celebrated by many in Latin America, specially in Mexico and Central America. It’s also celebrated by Mexican Americans in the United States. A popular tradition on the Day of the Dead is the making of colorful sugar skulls used as offerings on altars in remembrance of the departed.

8th grade students in Exploratory recreated famous works of art similar to how the musical group ‘Hold Your Horses’ did with their Music Video for “70 million” or how popular TV Show “America’s Next Top Model” did in Season 5, Episode 10 ‘Timeless Art Recreation’. Students first researched which work of art they wanted to do, then created a background using large butcher paper and paint, as well as borrowed materials from the Art and Drama rooms as well as their houses for their costumes. Once everything was set, students posed as their works of art!

View all of these students’ artistic recreations on Artsonia at: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=496461

Taught Rotation 1: October 1st 2012, Taught Rotation 3: February 20th 2012