Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Monet Water Lilies

Students learned about artist, Claude Monet, his life and his work. We then painted our own water lilies using white acrylic paint, chalk and oil pastels.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Sixth grade students have been working on doodling projects and they are turning out very nicely. We began by watching a video of a graphic design student who doodles in his spare time. Students began by painting shapes using watercolors. Next we turned those shapes into recognizable objects and went back with pen to finish.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Printmaking Review

Students reviewed print making, the process, how it began and its usage. They began by creating a relief print out of tag board and graphing a 12x12 sheet of paper. During the next class we looked at the actual printing process and students came up with these great designs.

Tints, Tones and Shades

Students created these nonrepresentational 3-D art works after studying the color wheel and specifically tints, tones, and shades.

Glue Line Relief

Students began this assignment by choosing a simple subject matter and first drawing it in contour. We then traced our drawings with glue. The next day we wrapped them with tin foil, scratched with steel wool and painted them with india ink. Lastly, we scratched one more time with the steel wool to turn our relief silver!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Introduction to Landscapes

Students viewed and discussed different landscapes and we then created our own!

Warm & Cool Landscapes

Students reviewed landscapes, warm and cool colors and were introduced to concentric circles. These were finished with chalk pastels.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Overlappying Snakes

Students reviewed overlapping and how to create this within an art work. We aslo added bright colors and patterns to complete this project.


Wayne Thiebaud Study

Students had a great time learning and creating using the same subject matter as artist, Wayne Thiebaud. What they came up with was really creative and visually interesting!