Quarter 3 Pottery
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|Kathryn C. Christensen||
Quarter 3 Pottery
Quarter 3 pottery has begun! Students are working on pinch pots, pendants, animals, and will be starting clay mugs.
Sixth grade students are learning about details in connection to history as well as working their way around the middle school art room and the tools provided. Eighth graders are discovering their pottery skill strengths and weaknesses to create the best clay mug. Seventh grade students are working on animals and I will update with photos soon.
Quarter 2 Ends with Art Shows, Landscapes, Paintings, and More
As the quarter ended yesterday, my heart stopped for just a second. I said goodbye to eighth graders I would never have back in class again and will truly miss the group of students I taught this quarter.
We finished out the quarter with our art show. You can see students are viewing and selecting their choice for the best art project in each grade. The winning projects can be view on the Choice Award page.
Below is a collection of the skilled student work from the last few weeks in art. You can find many of these finished in the library soon!
6th Grade: Students were furiously working on Op Art and a Contrast painting.
7th Grade: Landscapes filled our time here at the end. They learned about four different styles of art as well as developed techniques that communicated their specific style (Abstract, Impressionist, Realistic, and Folk Art).
8th Grade: Eighth graders were focused on finishing strings for pendants, graphic design, and the hidden color wheel.
6th & 7th Grade Drawing
Students have been busy here in the art room!
Tell us which ones are your favorite and why.
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.
Art teacher and mother of 3 children.
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” Scott Adams