Archive for February, 2014

SketchbooksDo you like to make creative drawings based on a variety of broad topics? If so, complete any of these Sketchbook activities for your grade level in order to earn yourself some Extra Credit in Art!

6th Grade Sketchbook Activities

7th Grade Sketchbook Activities

8th Grade Sketchbook Activities 

We finally our nearly 7ft x 8ft Starry Night Bottle Cap Mural! Thank you to everyone for saving caps this year; you definitely helped contribute to our great success. If you want to see the begging stages of the mural, view this post: http://netserver.sd13.org/teachers/dmatt/2014/01/01/starry-night-mural/

8th grade students studied American contemporary artist Jasper Johns (http://www.jasperjohns.com/). Jasper Johns believes that even though we use numbers and letters every day, we don’t really think about them. Jasper Johns wanted us to look at symbols, numbers, letters, etc., as details and see them in a new way, as art! Considering such, he made paintings which focused on just that; symbols, numbers, letters, etc. He decided he was going to use them in his paintings so that people could enjoy their shapes. 8th graders did the same thing by selecting letters, numbers and symbols that meant something to them to create their own trompe l’oeil painting.

View all of the students’ creations on Artsonia at: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=676104

Taught Rotation 3: February 19th 2014,Taught Rotation 2: October 28th 2013, Taught Rotation 1: August 30th 2013.

8th grade students studied the history of Typography (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typography) in order to create their own set of 9 Designer Typography of just 1 letter of their choosing. Their work of art though had a twist; their letter had to not only look different in each of their 9 sections, but also had to be disguised as something else.

View all of the students’ alphabetical creations on Artsonia at: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=687575

Taught Rotation 3: February 10th 2014, Taught Rotation 2: December 3rd 2013, Taught Rotation 1: September 19th 2013

 

8th grade students in the Abstract Art Showcase class revisited what abstract means and created their own 3-Dimensional Sculpture using donated paint sticks.

View all of these students’ abstract color field textured creations on Artsonia at: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=657782

Taught Rotation 3: February 10th 2014, Taught Rotation 2: December 13th 2013, Taught Rotation 1: September 12th 2013, Taught Rotation 4: May 6th 2013

Students in E.A.T. have been collecting bottle caps all year in order to make an artsy mural. After sorting the variety of colored caps collected, they decided to create their their own Starry Night Mural for our library. Just recently they start gluing the caps and it is looking super colorful. If you have more caps to donate, please drop them off in the art room as we will make sure to find a use for them!