8th grade artists
“I don't say everything, but I paint everything.” Pablo Picasso
Students are using their photograph to create a 2D artwork inspired by the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead. Students are including symbols that represent that day as well as placing paint and designs on their face to symbolize sugar skulls. Students learned about artist Jose Posada and his skeleton prints as well as many facts about Día de los Muertos.
Students are working on drawing self-portraits in proportion.
Students are drawing the entire anatomy of themselves from head to toe.
The background must include at least 5 objects.
Students need to show detail and use of the art elements and principles of design.
Artwork is Due at the end of class of Thursday the 13th.
If you are interested in signing up for art club, please download the application or come see me for a printed application. The application asks for three teacher recommendations, parent permission, and a $25 supply fee. I am taking the first 20 applicants with great teacher recommendations. Please do NOT send in the 25$ until after you know you are for sure in the club. Thank you!
Please look closely to the parent letter for art club dates and the explanation of what we will be doing all year.
Artwork and artist statement are due at the end of class Friday August 17th.
You may hand write or type your statement. Please make sure that your statement describes and reflects what is portrayed in your artwork. Check spelling!!
Students are creating ceiling tile paintings showcasing famous paintings throughout the centuries.
Students may also recreate famous paintings on shoes instead of the ceiling tile.
Due: Friday May 11th at the end of class
Due Tuesday May 1st at the end of class
Students are creating 2D self-portraits using their choice of drawing media.
Students may use a mirror, take a selfie (with or without a filter), or bring in a photo from home to help them.
Due date: Tuesday March 27th end of class
Scale = Size
Balance and Symmetry
Students will be bringing home a syllabus for a parent/guardian to sign.
Students are required to get a sketchbook by Monday's class. We will be using this sketchbook daily and it will be 40% of the students grade. I also sent home a sketchbook order form if you would like to purchase one from the school for $5.00. The money goes directly back into the art program for supplies.
Students were also given the choice to get a canvas product to paint for their final artwork OR they may paint a ceiling tile for the art room. If your students want to purchase canvas shoes Walmart and Amazon have the best pricing. They may also get a canvas hat or bag or panel.
Looking forward to having an exciting quarter!