I have a couple of quick overall announcements this week:
- I collect CEREAL BOXES to use in art class, so please bring me your empty ones! In sixth grade, we recycle them into our block letter sculptures, and I'm running a little low on stock. Send 'em my way!
- New "C" Term art students: remember that your Artsonia permission form/1st day of art letter is worth FIVE POINTS when you bring it in signed by a parent! So don't forget! Five points sure does help out your grade!
This week was our first week of art in 6th grade for "C" term. I can assure you for a fact that this term WILL go fast, because one of our six weeks is only ONE DAY long - next week! Can you believe they count that as a full week of art? No fair! But we're going to make it work, because unfortunately I can't change the system.
We spent the first week getting to know each other, learning the art room rules and procedures, and working on our first Sketchbook assignment, which is a one-point perspective drawing of our name in block letters. Here's a screen shot of my rough drawing on the SMARTboard (see above). It's tricky for 6th graders to visualize 3-dimensional letters sometimes because the concept of "side walls" gets confusing. So we tried looking at a sample of a 3-D letter sculpture to help us see (top, left).
This drawing assignment is due on Monday, November 26th, when we return from Thanksgiving break, so don't forget to make time to finish if you're traveling somewhere!
This was also our first week of art class ("C" Term). We've spent most of our time working on our first Sketchbook drawing, too: a 2-point perspective landscape drawing inspired by Surrealist paintings.
This drawing assignment is also (like 6th grade) due on Monday, November 26th, when we return from Thanksgiving break, so don't forget to make time to finish if you're traveling somewhere!
8th grade students are working hard to finish the plaster application on their faux taxidermy sculptures! We hope to have all of the construction finished before we leave for Thanksgiving break, so that when we return, we can move on to painting. We also have glazing our clay mugs and the pottery wheel to look forward to soon! Yayy!
Also, Sketchbook assignment #2 (a copy of a famous painting) is due THIS Monday, November 19th. Don't forget!
Thanks for another great week!