2.22.2013

Week in Review: February 18-22

6th Grade:


Welcome new 6th grade students!  On the first day of art, we watched a special first day presentation all about art class.  Students were sent home with a permission slip for Artsonia (our first art assignment worth 5 points!), which was due this week!  If you still haven't turned yours in, you can print out a new form here and turn it in next week.

We also worked on TWO drawing assignments this week!  The first drawing (a "getting to know you" activity) was to draw ourselves as LEGO minifigures and answer some questions about ourselves on the back of our drawing. (Need a new copy? Get it here!)  These drawings were turned in on Friday.

On Friday, we started our first Sketchbook assignment, which is a 1-point perspective block letter drawing. Most students are drawing their name as the design, but some students are opting for nicknames, adjectives, or the name of a friend or loved one to give as a gift!  These drawings won't be due until March 4th, and we'll continue working on them next week!  Want to see some examples of past drawings like this?  Visit our exhibit on Artsonia!



7th Grade:



Seventh grade students also watched a special first day presentation about art class, and were sent home with a permission slip for Artsonia.  Even though students may have turned these in last year, I always update my records for the new year by having students fill out the form again.  If you still haven't turned yours in, you can print out a new form here and turn it in next week.

Above, you can see some student examples from our first drawing assignment, where students drew themselves as LEGO minifigures. These drawings were turned in on Friday. (Need a new copy? Get it here!)

On Friday, we started our first Sketchbook assignment, which is a 2-point perspective drawing. Next week, we'll be getting into the surreal subject matter for these images - should be super fun to make some crazy, creative landscapes!


8th Grade:


It's POTTERY WHEEL WEEK in the art room!  On Tuesday, we all watched a video about how to use the pottery wheel, and some basic throwing advice.  Similar videos can be found on YouTube (I even made a playlist featuring Danielle the Clay Lady!), if you're interested in finding out more about the process.

The classes were split into three groups, and each day a different group had a chance to try and throw on the wheels.  On days that students were not on the wheel, they were working on our sketchbook assignment #3 - a drawing of a fear, using charcoal, conte crayon, and colored pencil.  These drawings will be due THIS MONDAY, February 25th!

Thanks for another great week!
-Mrs. L.
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