5th graders have learned a lot about perspective and depth this year. They created a city-scape perspective, a night-time perspective, and focused on depth and shadows with their Wayne Thiebaud art. Their last project was to show perspective in nature, they were asked to show foreground, middle-ground and back-ground, and draw elements like grass/ hills, a river, trees, mountains, and clouds; using color to make things darker (and smaller) as they got farther back. This perspective was a lot simpler and more relazxing than the city-scape perspective. They used black crayons and watercolor to create their master-pieces.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Monday, June 1, 2015
As the 8th grade art teacher, it is my job (with a lot of amazing helpers) to create the surprise the 8th graders with the decorations for their "Moving On Ceremony."
At the beginning of the year I designed their class logo for them in pop-art Lichtenstein style, since that was what we were learning about in art at the time. I also designed t-shirts to go with the logo that has become their official theme:
So for the ceremony, I continued with the pop-art theme, combining Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol style art. I used colored bulletin paper, polka-dot wrapping paper, and a lot of tape and glue to make it come to life...
Of course there had to be a studio wall, showcasing 8th graders very own Lichtenstein style portraits:
Warhol inspired wall decor: