6th Grade Artists
“Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse
Students are creating observational drawings outside this week.
Students are trying to capture the nature that surrounds Durham Middle School.
This activity was inspired by Canadian artist, Emily Carr.
Students are collaborating with their peers at Lost Mountain Middle School on a poetry unit.
Students began this week with introductions. Students from Durham created and wrote a post card to their partner at Lost Mountain and will be awaiting their response. Next, students are working on a 2D piece that depicts an Adversity that they have faced in their life. Students will be giving their artwork to their partner at Lost Mt. to interpret and write a poem based on the visual. Looking a head, students will be invited to an Art/LA night at Lost Mt. Middle to celebrate their success and so students can meet in person!
Gustav Klimt Inspired Portraits
To introduce students to Gustav Klimt’s style of portraiture and show students how to use the elements of art to create an artwork similar to Klimt’s
To learn about a new artist and his style of work as well as show another way to incorporate elements of art into the composition
What is the difference between a self-portrait and a portrait? What are the identifying characteristics that make up Klimt’s style of art? What is the mixed media technique and how will you incorporate it into your piece?
Students will create a 2D mixed media piece that shows they understand the style and characteristics of Gustav Klimt's artwork, specifically the piece titled "Baby Cradle."
Students are bringing home a syllabus to have signed along with a permission slip for an art contest. Due Tuesday March 21st.
Students are also to bring in 2 black sharpies any size and a sketchbook by Monday March 27th. The school store does have some sketchbooks available for purchase. If you are unable to get a sketchbook please email me and I will take care of it.
I am looking forward to a wonderful and exciting 4th quarter.
Students are working on comic panels inspired by Roy Lichtenstein.
Criteria for work:
Primary colors, skin tones
at least one character
at least one word bubble
pointillism in at least one area
Bold black lines with sharpie
DUE: Tuesday March 7th
Students are beginning a 1 pt. perspective unit by creating 11 cubes.
Students are also to show VALUE by creating a light, medium, and dark side to the cubes.
Activity 1- Students created 12 boxes using a one point perspective. (4 above, 4 on, 4 below the horizon line)
Activity 2- Students created 9 geometric shapes using a vanishing point.
Activity 3- Students designed their names with block letters and in 1 pt. perspective
Activity 4- Final project: Students will create a room in an art gallery using 1 pt. perspective. The artwork on the walls of the gallery will be reproductions of famous pieces that the students research.
Looking ahead, We will be working on observational tree drawings outside next Monday and Wednesday. Please come prepared with a sweatshirt in case our weather changes.
You will need your pencil, agenda, and sketchbooks all week. Our featured artist of the week will be Emily Carr, in case you want a sneak peak at her artwork.