6th Grade Artists
“Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse
Students are participating in getting to know you activities as well as designing their portfolio.
Students will need a sketchbook by Monday October 16th.
We will be outside all this week and next week working on nature pieces. Students will create a series of 2D drawings and paintings of trees and nature.
Vocabulary Words: Emily Carr, Landscapes, Observational Drawing, Perspective
Students are visiting each of the connections classrooms and meeting all the connections teachers for the first two weeks.
When students come into the art classroom, they will create a collaborative portrait with their peers!
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