Week of 03/20/2017

March 16, 2017 at 10:14 am | In Uncategorized | No Comments

Hi All,

Here is what we will be doing in art class this week:

Kindergarten: These students will continue to use collage to create paper bag puppets.

1st Grade: Students in these classes will continue learning about the artist Pablo Picasso. This week, each student will use oil pastels to color his / her drawing.

2nd Grade: The students in 2nd grade will continue creating fabric designs inspired by Adire cloth created by the Yourba people of Nigeria.

3rd Grade: These students will continue learning about manuscript illuminations.  This week, each student will plan his / her historiated initial in pencil and, if time allows, each student will begin coloring his / her design.

4th Grade:The students in these classes will finish creating clay sculptures of monsters from Greek mythology.

NOTE: Students in these classes who are unable to finish the required work for their sculptures will be allowed to come in before school or after school to work on them. I will be this Tuesday and Wednesday before school (8:15 AM – 8:45 AM) and after school (3:45 PM – 4:15 PM).  Sculptures are due next Wednesday @ 4:15 PM.

5th Grade: The 5th graders will continue learning about value (the lightness or darkness of a color). This week, students will learn about highlights, midtones, and shadows and each student will continue to create drawings of at least 3 simple shapes (cube, sphere, or cone) and show the highlights, midtones, and shadows for each object.

6th Grade: I will show these students how to use the grid drawing technique to create a larger version of a drawing or photo that has the same proportions as the original drawing or photo. Then, each student will use the grid technique to create a practice drawing.

7th Grade: The students in these classes will continue creating clay animations. This week, students in Room 119 will finish creating backgrounds for their animations. Students in Room 120 will continue using clay to create the characters for their animations.

8th Grade: The 8th graders will continue creating concrete poems. This week, they will complete their final drafts.

NOTE: Any students who are unable to complete this project in class will be allowed to take it home to complete it. Final drafts for students in Room 116 and 118 are due Monday @ 9:00 AM.

If there are any questions, please let me know.

Duone Brown

Week of 03/13/2017

March 11, 2017 at 11:01 am | In Uncategorized | No Comments

Hi All,

Here is what is going on in this week’s art classes:

Kindergarten: These students will continue to use collage to create paper bag puppets.

1st Grade: Students in Room 105 will continue learning about the artist Pablo Picasso. This week, each student will continue planning his / her drawing in pencil.

NOTE: Students in Room 107 will NOT attend art class this week because of PARCC testing.

2nd Grade: The students in 2nd grade will continue creating fabric designs inspired by Adire cloth created by the Yourba people of Nigeria.

3rd Grade: These students will continue learning about manuscript illuminations.  This week, each student will plan his / her historiated initial in pencil.

4th Grade:The students in these classes will finish creating clay sculptures of monsters from Greek mythology

NOTE: Students in Room 203 will NOT attend art class this week because of PARCC testing.

NOTE: Students in these classes who are unable to finish the required work for their sculptures will be allowed to come in before school or after school to work on them. I will be this Tuesday and Wednesday before school (8:15 AM – 8:45 AM) and after school (3:45 PM – 4:15 PM).  Sculptures are due next Wednesday @ 4:15 PM.

5th Grade: The 5th graders will continue learning about gold work created by the Akan people of Ghana. These designs make extensive use of pattern and the patterns in these designs often use radial symmetry (a design has radial symmetry when all of its elements are organized around the center). Each student is creating an Akan-inspired design. Each student’s design must use at least 3 shapes to create a pattern and each pattern must use radial symmetry. This week, each student will finish inscribing his / her design into a sheet of gold foil.

The 5th graders will also learn about value (the lightness or darkness of a color). Each student will create a value scale (a special type of chart that artists use to help them understand color).

NOTE: Any students who are unable to complete this project in class will be allowed to take it home to complete it. Value scales for students in Room 210 are due Wednesday @ 9:00 AM.  Value scales for students in Room 219 are due Friday @ 9:00 AM.

6th Grade: These students will continue working on designs inspired by tile work from Morocco. This week, each student will finish carving his / her tile.

NOTE: Students in these classes who are unable to finish the required work for their tiles will be allowed to come in before school or after school to work on them. I will be this Tuesday and Wednesday before school (8:15 AM – 8:45 AM) and after school (3:45 PM – 4:15 PM).  Sculptures are due next Wednesday @ 4:15 PM.

7th Grade: The students in these classes will continue creating clay animations. This week, students in Room 119 will create backgrounds for their animations. Students in Room 120 will use clay to create the characters for their animations.

8th Grade: The 8th graders will continue creating concrete poems. This week, they will work on their final drafts.

If there are any questions, please let me know.

Duone Brown

5th Grade: The 5th graders will continue learning about gold work created by the Akan people of Ghana. These designs make extensive use of pattern and the patterns in these designs often use radial symmetry (a design has radial symmetry when all of its elements are organized around the center). Each student is creating an Akan-inspired design. Each student’s design must use at least 3 shapes to create a pattern and each pattern must use radial symmetry. This week, each student will finish inscribing his / her design into a sheet of gold foil.

6th Grade: These students will continue working on designs inspired by tile work from Morocco. This week, each student will finish carving his / her tile.

NOTE: Students in these classes who are unable to finish the required work for their tiles will be allowed to come in before school or after school to work on them. I will be this Tuesday and Wednesday before school (8:15 AM – 8:45 AM) and after school (3:45 PM – 4:15 PM).  Sculptures are due next Wednesday @ 4;15 PM.

7th Grade: The students in these classes will continue creating clay animations. This week, students in Room 119 will create backgrounds for their animations. Students in Room 120 will use clay to create the characters for their animations.

8th Grade: The 8th graders will continue creating concrete poems. This week, they will complete their final drafts.

NOTE: Any students who are unable to complete this project in class will be allowed to take it home to complete it. Fnal drafts for students in Room 116 and 118 are due Monday @ 9:00 AM.

If there are any questions, please let me know.

Duone Brown

Week of 03/06/2017

March 6, 2017 at 11:25 am | In Uncategorized | No Comments

Hi All,

Here is what we will be working on in this week’s art classes:

Kindergarten: These students will use collage to create paper bag puppets.

1st Grade: Students in these classes will learn about the artist Pablo Picasso. I will explain the definition of the term mood and show the students examples of different ways that artists create mood in a portrait (using the person’s facial expression, using the person’s pose, using the person’s surroundings). I will then show the students examples of paintings created by Pablo Picasso during his blue period. I will explain that one of the reasons this period in his artistic output got its name is because many of the people in his paintings were sad, lonely, or scared. After looking at these examples, I will ask each student to create a self-portrait showing a time in that student’s life when he / she was sad, lonely, or scared. This week, each student will begin planning his / her drawing in pencil.

2nd Grade: The students in 2nd grade will continue creating fabric designs inspired by Adire cloth created by the Yourba people of Nigeria.

3rd Grade: These students will begin learning about manuscript illuminations. I will explain that before the invention of the printing press, each book was made by hand (the word “manuscript” means “written by hand”). This was a long, expensive process, so each book was considered to be a precious object. I will show the students examples of the illustrations used to decorate these books. We will focus on a special type of illumination called a historiated letter. To create this type of letter, the artist took the first letter of a chapter or section and enlarged it. the artist then used various techniques to decorate the letter (drawing pictures inside the letter or around the letter, adding a border to the page, putting patterns inside the letter or around the letter, transforming the letter into something else). Each student will then take the first letter of his / her name and use that letter to create an historiated letter. This week, each student will plan his / her historiated letter in pencil.

4th Grade:The students in these classes will continue creating clay sculptures of monsters from Greek mythology.

5th Grade: The 5th graders will continue learning about gold work created by the Akan people of Ghana. These designs make extensive use of pattern and the patterns in these designs often use radial symmetry (a design has radial symmetry when all of its elements are organized around the center). Each student is creating an Akan-inspired design. Each student’s design must use at least 3 shapes to create a pattern and each pattern must use radial symmetry. This week, each student will continue inscribing his / her design into a sheet of gold foil.

NOTE: Any students who are unable to complete this project in class will be allowed to take it home to complete it. Designs for students in Room 210 are due Wednesday @ 9:00 AM. Designs for students in Room 219 are due Friday @ 9:00 AM.

6th Grade: These students will continue working on designs inspired by tile work from Morocco. This week, each student will continue carving his / her tile.

NOTE: Students in Room 218 who are unable to finish carving their tiles during class will be allowed to come in before school or after school to work on them. I will be available next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday before school (8:15 AM – 8:45 AM) and after school (3:45 PM – 4:15 PM). Tiles are due next Thursday @ 4;15 PM.

7th Grade: The students in these classes will continue creating clay animations. This week, students in Room 119 will finish creating their storyboards. Students in Room 120 will continue creating backgrounds for their animations and, if time allows, they will also use clay to create the characters for their animations.

NOTE: Students in Room 119 who are unable to finish the required work for their animations will be allowed to come in before school or after school to work on them. I will be this Tuesday and Wednesday before school (8:15 AM – 8:45 AM) and after school (3:45 PM – 4:15 PM). Storyboards for Room 119 are due Wednesday @ 4;15 PM.

8th Grade: The 8th graders will continue creating concrete poems. This week, students will finish their first drafts and, if necessary, revise their first drafts.

NOTE: Any students who are unable to complete this project in class will be allowed to take it home to complete it. First drafts for students in Room 116 and 118 are due Wednesday @ 9:00 AM.

If there are any questions, please let me know.

Duone Brown

Week of 02/27/2017

March 6, 2017 at 11:24 am | In Uncategorized | No Comments

Hi All,

As we end the month of February and begin the month of March, here is what we will be doing:

Kindergarten: These students will finish paintings about their dreams that are inspired by the artist Frida Kahlo.

1st Grade: Students in these classes will finish their monochromatic drawings.

2nd Grade: The 2nd graders will create fabric designs inspired by Adire cloth created by the Yoruba people of Nigeria. We will look at examples of Adire cloth and discuss the meanings of the symbols used on these cloths. Then, each student will choose an Adire symbol and use that symbol to create a design for his / her cloth square. This week, each student will plan his / her drawing in pencil.

3rd Grade: These students will continue working on their biomorphic sculptures inspired by the artist Isamu Noguchi.

4th Grade: The students in these classes will continue creating clay sculptures of monsters from Greek mythology. This week, they will finish sketches for their sculptures.

NOTE: Any students who are unable to complete their sketches in class will be allowed to take them home to complete them. Sketches for students in Rooms 203 and 207 are due Friday @ 9:00 AM.

5th Grade: The 5th graders will continue learning about gold work created by the Akan people of Ghana. These designs make extensive use of pattern and the patterns in these designs often use radial symmetry (a design has radial symmetry when all of its elements are organized around the center). Each student is creating an Akan-inspired design. Each student’s design must use at least 3 shapes to create a pattern and each pattern must use radial symmetry. This week, each student will make any necessary revisions to their sketches and begin inscribing his / her design into a sheet of gold foil.

NOTE: Any students who are unable to complete their revisions in class will be allowed to take them home to complete them. Revisions for students in Room 210 are due Wednesday @ 9:00 AM. Revisio­ns for students in Room 219 are due Friday @ 9:00 AM.

6th Grade: These students will continue working on designs inspired by tile work from Morocco. This week, each student will continue carving his / her tile.

7th Grade: The students in these classes will continue creating clay animations. This week, students will continue creating their storyboards.

NOTE: Students in Room 120 who are unable to finish the required work for their animations will be allowed to come in before school or after school to work on them. I will be this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday before school (8:15 AM – 8:45 AM) and after school (3:45 PM – 4:15 PM). Storyboards for Room 120 are due Thursday @ 4;15 PM.

8th Grade: The 8th graders will finish painting cels for their cel animations. They will also learn about concrete poems. These are poems where the way the poem is written on the page helps the reader to understand the poem. Artists who create these poems do things like use words to make shapes, change the weight of the letters, and change the size of the letters).This week, students will begin creating first drafts for their concrete poems.

NOTE: Students in Room 120 who are unable to finish the required work for their animations will be allowed to come in before school or after school to work on them. I will be this Tuesday and Wednesday before school (8:15 AM – 8:45 AM) and after school (3:45 PM – 4:15 PM). Storyboards for Room 120 are due Wednesday @ 4;15 PM.

If there are any questions, please let me know.

Duone Brown

Week of 02/20/2017

March 6, 2017 at 11:24 am | In Uncategorized | No Comments

Hi All,

Here is a look at what is on tap this week:

Kindergarten: Students in these classes will learn about the artist Frida Kahlo. We will look at examples of her paintings and will learn that she got ideas for some of her paintings from her dreams. Each student will then make a painting about something that happened in one of his / her dreams. This week, each student will plan his / her drawing in pencil.

1st Grade: Students in Room 107 will continue working on their monochromatic drawings.

NOTE: Because of the holiday, students in Room 105 will not have art class this week.

2nd Grade: The 2nd graders will finish creating their Imagist-inspired self-portraits. This week, each student will finish coloring his / her drawing.

3rd Grade: These students will continue working on their biomorphic sculptures inspired by the artist Isamu Noguchi. This week, each student will draw shapes on sheets of styrofoam, cut out their shapes, and begin attaching their shapes.

4th Grade: The students in these classes will learn about art from ancient Greece. Much of the art work from this time period shows characters and stories from Greek mythology. I will show the students examples of Greek statues showing characters from Greek mythology. Then, each student will begin creating a sculpture of a monster from Greek mythology. I will give each student a written description of one of these creatures and each student will begin by making a drawing of how this creature would look.

NOTE: Students in Room 203 who are unable to complete their sketches in class will be allowed to take them home to complete them. Sketches for students in Rooms 203 are due Friday @ 9:00 AM.

5th Grade: The 5th graders are learning about gold work created by the Akan people of Ghana. These designs make extensive use of pattern and the patterns in these designs often use radial symmetry (a design has radial symmetry when all of its elements are organized around the center). Each student is creating an Akan-inspired design. Each student’s design must use at least 3 shapes to create a pattern and each pattern must use radial symmetry. This week, each student will continue begin planning his / her drawing in pencil.

NOTE: Any students in Room 219 who are unable to complete their drawings in class will be allowed to take them home to complete them. Drawings for students in Room 219 are due Friday @ 9:00 AM.

NOTE: Because of the holiday, students in Room 210 will not have art class this week.

6th Grade: These students will continue working on designs inspired by tile work from Morocco. This week, each student will make any necessary revisions to his / her sketch and then begin carving his / her tile.

NOTE: Any students who are unable to complete their drawings in class will be allowed to take them home to complete them. Drawings for students in Room 218 are due next Monday @ 9:00 AM. Drawings for students in Room 216 are due next Tuesday @ 9:00 AM.

7th Grade: The students in these classes will begin a project on clay animation. I will begin by showing them examples of clay animation and explaining how this type of animation works (to learn more about clay animation, click here). Students will work in groups to create their own clay animations. This week, each group will begin by creating a storyboard (a storyboard is a special kind of sketch that is used to plan an animation).

NOTE: Students in Room 120 who are unable to finish the required work for their animations will be allowed to come in before school or after school to work on them. I will be this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday before school (8:15 AM – 8:45 AM) and after school (3:45 PM – 4:15 PM). Storyboards for Room 120 are due Thursday @ 4;15 PM.

8th Grade: The 8th graders will continue painting cels for their cel animations.

If there are any questions, please let me know.

Duone Brown

Week of 02/13/2017

March 6, 2017 at 11:24 am | In Uncategorized | No Comments

Technical Difficulties

March 6, 2017 at 11:22 am | In Uncategorized | No Comments

Hi All,

I would like to apologize for the lack of posts for the last few weeks. I have been having technical difficulties that have prevented me from logging in to post new updates. Now that I have everything worked out, I will post updates about what we have been working on for the last few weeks. I will also post an update showing what we have planned for the week ahead. I am sorry for any inconvenience that this has caused anyone.

Duone Brown

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