Thursday, November 29, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

8th Grade Plaster Sugar Skull Masks

It's always amazing to see the progression of growth mindset students experience when it comes to the process of creating plaster face masks. Understandably, there is fear of the unknown, and the anxiety that comes with that runs high. Trusting another person with your face and breathing capacity is no joke. However, the students more than prevail and feel a huge sense of accomplishment that shines brightly on their completed masks!

Friday, October 19, 2018

7th Grade Skull Prints

These skull prints created by the 7th grade are so cool! I gotta add another printing project to the 8th grade curriculum. Printing is such an engaging process and I would love to have the kids revisit it again.

Friday, October 12, 2018

8th Grade Skull/Van Gogh Mash-up Portraits

What do you get when you combine the Day of the Dead, and Vincent Van Gogh? You get THIS!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Science Calls, Expressions Delivers!

Ms. Neary decided to have students participate in a wacky planting experiment in Science using all of her excess Cheeto dust (she has a Cheeto problem :)). She decided to plant Marigold since students are also studying The Day of the Dead in Expressions- YAY!!!.Therefore, the 7th graders created skull planters in Expressions to be used for the planting experiment in Science. Perfect activity for an Art Challenge Day!

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

8th Grade Identity Mastery Project

After an intensive Identity Art Unit, students synthesized their thoughts about identity into mural designs that were applied on ceiling tiles. These are display in the classroom. Nice work, class of 2023!

Friday, September 14, 2018

7th grade Interactive Gesture Drawings

7th grade worked with a calendar landscape to create a gesture drawing to interact with the scenery. After drawing the figures, they applied shading techniques using ink to create a visual contrast.

8th Grade Hidden Identity Cube

Identity can be an illusion. The face we wear on a day-to-day basis may be covering up our true identity. Students created 6 optical illusions to symbolize things they hide about their identity and or misconceptions others may have of their identity.

Monday, September 10, 2018

8th Grade Eye-Dentity Projects

8th Grade worked through an eye study and medium practice to create an eye project. The eye design is supposed to represent something that influences them. I love how serious the students took this projects and think they captured influential symbolism quite well!

Friday, September 7, 2018

7th Grade Paperboyo Art Challenge

I stumbled across a Facebook post about a street artist name Paperboyo this summer and fell in love with his work. It wasn't until we were in the beginning stages of figure drawing in class that I decided to incorporate his art into the classroom. I decided to create a Paperboyo Challenge to utilize a block period of 85 minutes.

Each student selected a landscape themed calendar image (Thanks Dollar Tree) and then created a figure silhouette to interact with it. I think the silhouette aspect of the project made drawing gestures a little less intimidating for the kids. I feel like the challenge was a success and it was a great way to gauge skills while inspiring ideas. Check out the results!


Friday, August 31, 2018

Friday, August 24, 2018

8th Grade Shattered Selfie

Sometime, life events can make us feel shattered. 8th Grade students revisited a life shattering event and captured the experience with a Shattered Selfie.

7th grade Animoji Project

What do you get when you mash up Anime with Emoji? You get ANIMOJI! So proud of the efforts of the 7th grade class!

Friday, August 17, 2018

8th Grade Name Identity Projects

What's in a name? Parts about us will evolve over time, but our name remains the same. Love the effort of the 8th grade class.

7th Grade Manga Drawing Techniques

7th Graders are working hard to build skills towards drawing Manga characteristics!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Classroom Addition: Belonging

I love the new sign for my classroom. It's what we all want to feel when we enter a room. :)

Friday, June 8, 2018

Pen and Ink- So Punny!

Love the 8th Grade Pen and Ink Finals. I will miss this group!

7th Grade Final Portraits

Once again, the 7th grade class blows my mind with their skill and ability. These final portrait projects are INCRED!

Friday, June 1, 2018

7th Grade Keepin' Calm

I LOVE, LOVE DIY Scratch Art! So many kiddos grow up experiencing scratch art, but have no idea where it comes from and how to make it. This sweet lesson inspired by The Art of Ed takes a DIY Scratch Art spin!

8th Grade Pen and Ink Zentangles

I love the simplicity of Pen and Ink. Couple it with the fresh combinations of watercolor and it's a win-win. These projects are always bittersweet-reminding me of all the talents of my kiddos and how little time left I have with them until the end of the year.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018

8th Grade Social Justice Screen Printing

8th grade students were introduced to Shepard Fairey and his artwork to inspire ideas for Social Justice Screen Printing. Students really dove in to the creation of art that they could print and wear. So proud of their efforts and causes!

Friday, May 18, 2018

8th Grade Skateboard Deck Designs

8th Grade applied their stencils onto their decks! Love the Graffiti Wall background. :)

Friday, May 11, 2018

8th Grade Graffiti Wall

Stencils, Spray Paint, and a Graffiti Wall- what's there not to love? Especially when you can practice spray painting your stencil directly on a Graffiti Wall- how cool is that! LOVE the Street Art unit and the complex mediums and tools that kids can explore with!