Archive for January, 2013

8th grade students learned how to draw proportional portraits. Students then learned about facial expressions and took a photo of themsleves acting out an expressions. Students then created a portrait using only a portion of their face; their eyes up and then painted them in a  monochromatic color scheme to match their expression.

View of all the students’ candy drawings on Artsonia at: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=599155

Taught Rotation 3: January 31st 2013, Taught Rotation 2: December 13th 2012

8th grade students studied the wrappers taken from real candy so that they could create their own black and white outline drawings for a digital project. After they were done using them for that project, student then learned how to render the drawings of these candy packages using Prismacolor Color Pencils as they blend very well and can show shadows and highlights via shading.

View of all the students’ candy renderings on Artsonia at: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=584231

Taught Rotation 3: January 30th 2012, Taught Rotation 2: November 16th 2012

8th grade students studied Pop Art (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_art) and artist Andy Warhol (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Warhol) in order to create their own Monochromatic Digital work of art using GIMP and Comic Life. Students first studied the wrappers taken from real candy so that they could create their own black and white outline drawings. These candy drawings were then scanned and placed into a 4 square panel page on Comic Life and then moved into GIMP to be colored digitally using primary and secondary monochromatic color schemes.

View of all the students’ candy drawings on Artsonia at: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=574633

View these monochromatic tasty digital works of art on Artonia at: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=574632

Taught Rotation 3: January 23rd 2013, Taught Rotation 2: November 9th 2012

8th grade students studied Chicago artist Ed Paschke (http://www.edpaschke.com) and learned about his use of bright colors to illustrate figures. Students then created their own Paschke inspired portrait of an animal using oil pastels.

View all of the students’ creations on Artsonia at: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=574631

Taught Rotation 3: January 14th 2013, Taught Rotation 2: October 29th 2012, Taught Rotation 1: August 16th 2012.

 

Do you want to enter an Art Contest? If so the Space Foundation International Student Art Contest invites students from around the world to submit original artwork based on a space-oriented theme. The 2013 contest theme, If I were going…, challenges students to imagine how they would personally experience space travel, exploration or settlement – and then interpret that idea into an original work of visual art (drawing, painting or digital).

Below are examples of 6th – 8th grade students who won last year. All entries are due January 18th, 2013!

If you are interested in the contest, please see Mrs. Matt in the Art room prior to Winter break to get your materials! For additional information, please visit http://www.artsonia.com/teachers/members/collections/detail.asp?coll=265

 You can also check out Mrs. Matt’s Sapce Contest Board on Pintrest for ideas: http://pinterest.com/visualdeyana/outer-space-art-contest-imagery/

Taught Rotation 3: January 14th 2013

Students used www.DollDivine.com to create and customize adorable and fierce animals and magical creatures. Students created everything from cats/kittens, dogs/puppies, horses, ponies, bears, rodents, birds, dragons and so on. View all of the students’ creations on Artsonia at: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=394902

Taught Rotation 2: January 10th 2013, Taught Rotation 4: May 20th 2012, Taught Rotation 5: May 4nd 2011