This Week in Art! March 16-20, 2015

6th Grade Art:
6th Grade Art

This week, we applied and FINISHED our paper mache layer on our letter sculptures! Today we started thinking about how we will add decoration on our sculptures, so we started practicing painting with acrylics and blending two colors together. Our favorite blends will be used as a background layer on our letter sculptures, and we'll add a fun all-over pattern on top of that. Hopefully we'll be able to finish the sculptures (painting and all!) by the time we leave for spring break!

7th Grade Art:
7th Grade Art

Seventh grade students are super busy right now, painting their final monochromatic self-portraits. We'll continue the intense work through next week, and hopefully complete these paintings before we leave for spring break.

8th Grade Art:
8th Grade Art

Today was our last day of art for Quarter 3. Gracie summed it up this way:

"This past week has been so hectic around here. We are trying to finish our pixel portrait, any unfinished drawings, and lastly to upload our drawings to our website. All of our pixel portraits look AMAZING!!! They look exactly like ourselves. Everyone's clay project look great and creative! I'm going to miss art so so much! I love our movie Mondays and the inspiration Mrs. Leban gives us; "You have to hate your work to make it amazing..." I'm not too sure where we really came up with that but I know everyone will remember this class as their best U.A. in their 8th grade year! "
- Gracie W, Period 1

In other art news...

In the last two weeks, eighth grader Emma (from my first period class) has been having me record her while drawing to create a time-lapse video of the creation of her pixel portrait. We were able to do this for about five class periods of about 35-40 minutes each. I strung all of the time-lapse videos together today and posted the result on our YouTube channel. It's pretty amazing to watch!

It's Youth Art Month 2015! We're having a coloring contest here at Sandburg to win awesome art supply packs! Iggy has returned again this year to help me hype the event. Our latest videos can be found on our YouTube channel: here's the intro video, and here's our first update video. There will be one more video next week before the coloring contest winners are chosen!

Thanks for another great week!
- Mrs. L.
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