7th Grade Artists
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Edgar Degas
Students have been learning about proportion and realism this week.
Students are in the middle of creating their self-portrait.
Due Date Friday May 12th at the end of class
This is a double weighted final product grade
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!
Postcards created for introduction and first step of communication with Lost Mt. students
Good luck to the following students that have entered their ceramic piece for the April Diversity show at Mable House. We will find out soon if your work will be on exhibit for all in the county to see.
(Lainey Hall, Bailey Caudill, Riley Curtis, Marie Axcell, David Rodgers, Thomas Foley, Johnathan McEntire, Thomas Prewett)
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 in the process of creating a reproduction of a Pablo Picasso portrait.
Students are building their drawing skills and color mixing abilities. They are using oil pastels as their medium on a newspaper canvas.
STEP 1) Create a torso using 2 pinch pots
STEP 2) Add Details to gnomes torso/body
STEP 3) Add a head using a sphere and a scoop tool OR another pinch pot
STEP 5) Begin adding details (facial features, hair, hat)