5.01.2015

This Week in Art! April 27 - May 1st, 2015

Due to PARCC testing this week, there were no art classes today (Friday), and therefore no student bloggers. :( We did have art class for three out of the five days this week though, so I'll fill you in on all of the happenings! - Mrs. L

6th Grade Art:
6th Grade Art

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, sixth grade artists completed their cardboard block letter structures so that next week, we can cover them in a layer of paper mache. On Thursday, students began a mini drawing unit where they are drawing themselves as a LEGO minifig! The drawing above is mine from a few years back. Ms. Skinner, Churchville art teacher, sent me this actual LEGO minifig dressed all in black because it looks just like me! How funny!

7th Grade Art:
7th Grade Art

Many seventh graders are finishing up their soda can "evolution" drawings this week. We'll have one more work day next week to get that all completed, and then we'll be moving on to painting! Students will be creating large monochromatic self-portraits and practicing mixing a variety of values of paint in order to create their finished image. They'll look awesome!

8th Grade Art:
8th Grade Art

Eighth grade students are working on a variation of the pixel portrait project that was done by the first three quarters of art classes this year. This time they're smaller, and more closely cropped, so as to retain more detail in the final image. It will be cool to compare the results of this version to the last time around!

All ceramic pieces have been successfully bisque fired (no exploded projects, woo hoo!) and are awaiting glaze, which will be our mission to complete next week.

In other art news...
Other Art News


  • Eighth grade students! You still have time to turn in a design for the promotion ceremony program cover! All designs are due by next Wednesday, May 6th. Details above.
  • Today after school at the Elmhurst Art Museum is the reception for our K-8 student art exhibition from 3:30 to 5:00. You can preview all of our student work in this Artsonia gallery. Congrats to all of our Sandburg student participants:
    6th Grade: Nathan G, Brigid O, Patrick S, Gabi W.
    7th Grade: Nida A, Sophia D, Rylan J, Maggie M, Claudia S, Alex S.
    8th Grade: Massimo C, Joe D, Caroline F, Stefy G, Marianna G, Zane H, Collin M, Haley P, Sam P, Gracie W.
  • This weekend is Art in the Park in Wilder Park! Hopefully this awesome weather holds up and we can enjoy some time outdoors browsing for art!

Thanks for another great week!
- Mrs. L.
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