Students in the art room have been busy drawing and shading! Tell us which ones are your favorite and why.
Sixth grade students developed drawing and shading skills to create their shoe drawings. To be successful, students needed to focus these skills: drawing slow, clean lines, looking at the objects, and details. While shading their shoes, students became experts in smooth and even values and building up the layers of pencil lines. Finally, students learned to add creative thick and thin lines to add interest to their drawings.
Strike a Pose - 8th Grade Figure Drawing
Great job to students at the band concert last night! We do truly have an amazing fine arts program here at the Denison Community Schools. I hope you also enjoyed viewing the art projects from quarter 1 in the lobby. I witnessed many parents and children (other than middle school students) taking pictures of great artwork. Just what this art teacher needed to see. Thanks to our community for supporting our fine arts programs!
Students in 8th grade have been busy learning about the human figure. We created a skeleton of the student posing, then built the figure up with shading and blending conte (a chalk like media). This was a difficult skill to learn but I think the students did a great job and rose above my expectations. Final projects will be uploaded to their assignments on Canvas today and I hope to snap a few pictures during class. Enjoy the great work!
Printmaking in the Art Room
I lOVE these prints!!!!!!
Students that finished their animals early are having a fun time printmaking in the art room.
First, students decided on a pattern from their finished animal project. Next, they had to draw out the pattern and enlarge it. Then they learned to carve out the design with cutting tools. Finally, they were able to learn what printing their printing block looked like. You can see some were very creative in how they printed those blocks. Zentangle Animal Lesson
Enjoy the photos below and tell us which one you like and why!
Drawing & Color Theory in the Art Room
Messes in the art room are hold for a bit because......
all pottery is done! (This is one happy art teacher at the moment.) The students and I are ready to tackle drawing and focus on technical skill from a different view.
Please view the artwork below and leave us a comment!
Projects, descriptions, Canvas.....Oh My! Quarter 1 Ends!
The last quarter was a frenzy finish in the art room. There are a few projects left in the art room to return but all art show projects are a hit here for conferences. Please visit the Online Art Show to view the winners and all the wonderful projects students submitted. Enjoy a few last minute pics from quarter one.
Final 8th Grade Clay Mugs
All students have finished their clay projects and they are almost dry. While working on their clay mugs, eighth grade students really focused on skill strength and had to change their design if they were not successful. Students continuously problem solved to create best final product.
6th & 7th grade Pottery
Here are the finished clay projects from the sixth and seventh grade students. I am so impressed with many of these students. We had many interruptions with the schedule but we made it through and the students have a better understanding of keeping their clay moist and how to attach.
7th Grade Clay Animals
Holy smokes everyone! The seventh graders are doing great and some are already done with their animal. Cylinder details are next. Everyone is in different places on this project (which make it a little crazy) but we make our experience the best we can. Great job students!
Tell the students what you think of their animal projects by posting a positive comment below. Art students, please use an art term to describe (form, texture, balance, unity, shape, line, repetition).
Art teacher and mother of 3 children.