Week of 01/30/2017

January 28, 2017 at 5:15 pm | In Uncategorized | No Comments

Hi All,

Here is what we have in store for the last week of the marking period:

Kindergarten: Students in these classes will continue creating drawings inspired by the work of the artist Piet Mondrian.  This week, each student will continue to use markers to color his / her drawing

1st Grade: Each student will continue using the pinch pottery technique to create a vessel.

2nd Grade: The 2nd Graders will continue their lesson on portrait photography. Each student will continue making a self-portrait photograph inspired by the works of Henri Cartier Bresson and Dorothea Lange.  This week, some students will use cameras to take their self-portraits.  At the same time, other students will begin learning about an artistic movement called Chicago Imagism.  These students will learn that many of these artists got their start right here in Chicago.  These artists made portraits.  Instead of making these portraits in a realistic manner, they made abstract portraits (when an artist makes abstract art, that artist takes things from the world around us and changes them).  The results of the changes made by these artists often resulted in images that were funny or even downright scary.  After looking at examples of Imagist portraits, each student will then create his / her own Imagist-inspired self-portrait.

3rd Grade: These students will continue creating sculptures inspired by the artist Isamu Noguchi.  This week, each student will use sheets of styrofoam to create at least 5 biomorpphic shapes for his / her sculpture.

4th Grade:  These students will continue working on their relief printing project. This week, they will continue using their printing plates to create prints.

5th Grade:  The 5th graders will continue working on their animation project.   This week, each student will continue drawing the pages for his / her flip book.

6th Grade: These students will continue learning about tile work created by artists in Morocco.  This week, students in Room 218 will use carving tools to carve their designs into their clay tiles.

NOTE: Students in Room 216 will not have class this week.

7th Grade: These students will continue learning about a series of paintings created by the artist Jacob Lawrence called The Migration Series.  This week, each student will use oil pastels to paint his / her canvas board

8th Grade: The 8th graders will continue learning about cel animation. This week, each group will plan the cels for their animation.

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

Duone Brown

Art Teacher,

Murray Language Academy

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