Room 9: Art!
Visual Arts teacher Jana DeSimone shares her lesson ideas and the art of her students. This blog is a place for students and adults to see the vast array of art that we are learning about and creating in 7th and 8th Grade Visual Arts at Aldrich Junior High School.
Friday Art Feature
The end of our school day today marked the beginning of our March Break - YAY!!! Looking forward to spending some time with my girls - should be a fun week of crafting, cooking, and playing. :) We had Play Day this afternoon, and I had the envious job of being the score keeper. YAY again! I was able to get a bit of laminating done, and got my newest art bulletin board up. We've been working on this art over the last two weeks while my students have also been finishing their illustrations and…
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Art: Expression of Imagination
These cats are cool! The third grade designed these cat heads using oil pastels. They are pretty abstract. I love them! They really enjoyed coming up with designs for their cats!! You may have seen them hanging outside the 3rd grade room. A while back they also completed a project that focused on overlapping in a picture. They designed their own birds while overlapping them on 12"x18" drawing paper. They colored them in using art sticks. Here are some of the results...
Making a splash with David Hockney
Students in third grade learned about the artist David Hockney. We focused especially on his California influenced pool paintings from the 60's and 70's. I saw a similar project on the blog "Kids Artists". The students were focusing on line, shape, and color while working on these. We also spent a good bit of time thinking about how our hair and body look different when submerged under water. The kids loved creating the look of weightlessness in their self portrait. Hockney used interesting…
First Grade Self Portraits
I've been at Dos Rios/Two Rivers Elementary in Springfield all this week and last. We're making projects to take home, and some to sell at the Springfield First Friday Art Walk in May! This was their project that they were able to take home to their families: Self Portraits! For the older kids (grades 2-5) I did a more involved lesson on proportions of the face, colored with sharpie and tissue paper.... read that lesson by clicking here. For the Kinders and first graders, we did this version…
Annie Lane Folk Art: Designs & Collections on Zazzle
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