Monday, February 23, 2015

Andy Warhol Tints and Shades Complimentary Color Soup Cans

Last nine weeks we worked on tints and shades and painted celebrities. Students loved it because it gave them the freedom of choice when working on their artwork. However this nine weeks since I am focusing more on art history and I thought we could do the same thing with soup cans.

First we started with the grid method, after talking about Andy Warhol (using Google Presentation).

Students then picked a complementary color pair, and painted either a tint or a shade (color mixing with white or black) in the font.

 Most students really liked this project. I had one student who I didn't win over by the end of this project, but the majority of the kids really enjoyed it. I had one student who checked out a Andy Warhol biography from the library after we were done with the project, I was really excited! Here is the rubric we used for this project, feel free to use it! Happy Monday!


Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Great Wave Off Kanagawa Pop Up

Hi! It has been a thousand years since I last posted but we have been so busy in the art classroom.

As a six grade group we looked at " The Great Wave off Kanagawa" for our inspiration. I am trying to incorporate more art history projects in my class. I could tell my students were lacking knowledge in this area because I wasn't putting a lot of focus on it.

We created three separate pieces, making the foreground, middle ground and the background. Each student then painted them separately and then we glued them a bit apart to create a 3-D image.

Students loved creating these and all students were successful!
Hope your weekend is wonderful!

Friday, January 16, 2015

A New Year In The Art Room

Guys, we are half way through the school year. Crazy! Here's what we have been up to in the art  classroom.

 6th grade face proportion collages. We are waiting for our supplies to come in, so we are using up all of our free supplies (magazines from teachers). I was really please at how the turned out!

 7th graders have been working for what seemed like forever on the op art boxes that were donated from another classroom. They turned out great and are sitting in our school's office getting tons of compliments. Above is a circle weaving from a student in seventh grade who had finished his work. It is turning out beautifull.

Eighth grade has been looking at work from Banksy and King Robbo. They then drew their own hand drawn designs on card stock, cut them out and spray painted them. Most kids really loved the spray paint.

Lately I can't get enough of following other art teachers for inspiration on Instagram. There are so many great teachers out there with amazing ideas! Our third nine weeks is starting up on Wednesday and I am ready for the change! I hope this new year has started out wonderfully for you!



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