Week of 12/12/2016

December 11, 2016 at 6:34 pm | In Uncategorized | No Comments

Hi All,

Here is what we have planned for the week ahead:

Kindergarten: Students in these classes will learn about the papel picado (“cut paper”) technique and use that technique to create snowflakes.

1st Grade: These students will continue creating paintings inspired by interiors painted by the artist Henri Matisse.  This week, each student will continue to plan his / her inetrior in pencil.

2nd Grade: The 2nd Graders will continue learning portrait photography. This week, each student will continue by making a sketch of his / her own self-portrait photograph.  Each self portrait must use the student’s facial expression, and pose to give us clues about the mood.

3rd Grade: These students will continue learning about nonobjective art (art that does not try to represent a person, a place, or a thing).  This week, each student will continue using watercolor paints to paint his / her drawing.

4th Grade:  The students in these classes will continue learning about art made by the Inuit, a Native American group who lives in the areas near the North Pole. This week, each student will continue to create an animal drawing.  Each drawing must use hatching or cross-hatching to show the texture of the animal’s fur, feathers, or scales.

PLEASE NOTE: Students in Room 207 who were unable to finish their drawings during class will be allowed to take them home to complete them.  Drawings for students in Room 207 will be due Tuesday @ 9:00 AM.

5th Grade:  Students in Room 210 will begin an animation project.   I will begin by showing them examples of flip books and explaining how this type of animation works (to learn more about flip books, click here). Students will then create their own flip books.  This week, each student will begin by creating a storyboard (a storyboard is a special kind of sketch that is used to plan an animation).  Students in Room 219 will continue working on their two-point perspective drawings (to see the video we are using in class, click HERE).

PLEASE NOTE: Students in Room 219 who were unable to finish their revisions during class will be allowed to come in before school or after school to complete them.  I will be available before school on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:15 AM – 8:45 AM.  I will be available after school on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45 PM – 4:15 PM.  Any student who is coming during one of these times should make an appointment at least one day in advance and that student should also get written permission from his / her parent (a handwritten note or an email).  Drawings for Room 210 are due next Wednesday @ 4:15 PM.

6th Grade: The students in Room 218 will finish Perspective Drawing #2.  Students in Room 216 will begin working on Perspective Drawing #2  (to see the video we are using in class, click HERE). 

PLEASE NOTE: Students in Room 216 who were unable to finish their drawings during class will be allowed to come in before school or after school to complete them.  I will be available next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday before school from 8:15 AM – 8:45 AM and after school on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45 PM – 4:15 PM.  Any student who is coming during one of these times should make an appointment at least one day in advance and that student should also get written permission from his / her parent (a handwritten note or an email).  Drawings for Room 219 are due next Thursday @ 4:15 PM.

7th Grade: These students will begin learning about a series of paintings created by the artist Jacob Lawrence called The Migration Series.  This series of paintings documents the Great Migration, a large mass-migration of African Americans to cities in the North that occurred in the middle part of the 20th century.  These students have spent the last 2 weeks researching the story of their families’ migration to Chicago.  Now, each student will use his / her research as the basis for a painting documenting his / her family’s migration story. Each student can document the reasons his / her family came to Chicago, his / her family’s journey to Chicago, or the conditions his / her family encountered when they came to Chicago.  This week, each student will make a sketch to begin planning his / her drawing.

8th Grade: The 8th graders will also continue learning about architecture. This week, students will finish their elevation drawings.

PLEASE NOTE: Students who were unable to finish their drawings during class will be allowed to come in before school or after school to complete them.  I will be available next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday before school from 8:15 AM – 8:45 AM and after school on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45 PM – 4:15 PM.  Any student who is coming during one of these times should make an appointment at least one day in advance and that student should also get written permission from his / her parent (a handwritten note or an email).  Drawings for Room 219 are due Thursday @ 4:15 PM.

As always, please let me know if there are any questions.

Duone Brown

Art Teacher,

Murray Language Academy

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