Artwork on Display
If you haven't had a chance to be in the school lately, here's a look at the latest artwork that is on display from our students. Be sure to click on the photos to activate the slideshow in order to see all the artwork.
For the Solar System Drawing, the 5th graders learned how to shade a sphere using chalk pastels- how to blend 2-3 colors together with their fingers. After practicing this a few times, they learned how to make those spheres into planets. The next step was creating their own solar system on black construction paper using chalk pastels. Where they placed their planets and the colors they chose was up to them, but they had to have a sun in their drawing somewhere. After all of the blending was finished, the final step was adding stars. Some students chose to add stars with colored pencil or pastels, but most chose the other option: splatter-paint! They worked really hard and the drawings turned out amazing!
8th graders have been busy this fall. For the Pop Art Food Sculptures, students learned about what the Pop Art movement was (based on the popular culture of the 1960's) and were able to choose any food item they wanted to create. By adding details with clay and paint, they had to make it look as realistic as possible. Then they created a background inspired by the Pop Art movement.
The next project was a collage created from 3 different kinds of paper- brown, white and a page from an old book. Students arranged them however they liked and chose an object they wanted to draw. They added shading and detail to their drawing by using 3 different media- charcoal on the brown paper, colored pencil on the white and pen on the book page. They turned out great!