For this unit students learned how to use crayons the way they were meant to; blending with Complimentary colors and really pushing vibrancy. Imagining a landscape was the first step, which can be the hardest because options are endless. Second, students created a wax transfer to capture the reflection of their landscape, which would be painted with watercolor.
For this Unit students learned their last Design Element Color, specifically Analogous colors. Students had fun creating a continuous line that never crossed, left the page and had to end in the same place it began. Drawing out an organic shape students made what looked like a splat of color within beautiful designed borders.
Students learned about Sedef Yilmabasar's unique style of textile art. Born and creating art in Istanbul, Turkey Sedef lives life by the moto of love what you do or do what you love. Inspired by her cats she uses her Fashion Designer background to paint and create multi-layered works that use bold and striking colors. Students were inspired by her work but also by Contour art, using specifically "blind contour," students looked more at their hands than the work and used one line to convey their hands.
For this unit students first learned about Tessellations and the math behind the artistic puzzle. Once completed students learned about one point perspective through optical illusions. This multimedia project included markers, watercolor, sharpies and more.
Students for this unit used mixed media for their Street Art wings that included watercolor, oil pastel and color swatches from Home Depot. This color swatches are thrown away daily and unfortunately they are not recyclable. Instead these colorful pieces were repurposed into the students silhouettes. These pieces in particular will be featured in the Art Show this year, enjoy!
Students learned about the art movement Photorealism for this insect unit. Using Prismacolor colored pencils students experimented with color matching to find their exact color looking at a photo. Using repurposed electrical wire students then manipulated and connected it to recreate their original insect. This second process was more abstract with less control than the first.
Students learned about the world of Repurposed art inspired by French artist Didier Triglia. First steps were to create a background that involved vertically symmetrical geometric and organic shapes. Students then had the fun time of crushing their own cans before painting abstract faces upon them.
For this unit students learned about drawing their self portrait using correct proportions and facial feature placement. Jumping into the world of Fauvism and color as emotion students learned how to blend oil pastels and watercolors to create these fantastic pieces.
For this unit students focused on creating Zentangles through line design and repetitive patterns. When finished getting inspiration from the Fall foliage students made the silhouette of a leaf and using a wax resist were able to experiment with blending watercolors.
Inspired by the Swedish Illustrator Rosalind Monks students for this unit focused on learning new materials while mastering some known materials such as scissors. Using gold scratchboard and a metal stylus students remade an image of an insect making sure to get detail and an enlarged etching. Using three values of black on an illustration of a Maine scene students painted in empty space to get the look of dark to medium to light. The results are quite beautiful.
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