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.