Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Art 1: Pottery

We feel so blessed to have a new kiln! Thanks to the Barnabas Club for allowing us to be able to create ceramics this year! Art 1 students molded and shaped their clay using various coil methods. Once their pottery was complete, we waited 7 days for the clay to fully dry. After those 7 days, the clay was fired, glazed, and then fired again. Our kiln gets to temperatures of 1,800 degrees during a firing and takes 8 hours for one firing!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Art 1- Graffiti

We recently began our study of the element of art, shape. While discussing the two types of shapes, organic and geometric, we took a deeper look into Graffiti Art. The letters artists use when creating graffiti are essentially organic shapes. Therefore, students created graffiti as a means to better understand the difference in organic and geometric shapes. During this project, we conversed about the illegal side of Graffiti Art. Students were able to gain an appreciation for the type of artwork, but also recognized it as vandalism first and not solely art. A few examples from each Art 1 class are shown below:

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Art 1- Op Art

After a study of  line and color, Art 1 students used straight lines to create an optical illusion. Students were then given the freedom to create the inside of their illusion however they wanted. However, they had to use a color scheme (or schemes) throughout their work.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Art 2- Ripped Paper Art

Art 2 students used ripped magazine pages to create the following projects! Each piece could not exceed 2 cm. As you can imagine, this was a very tedious process!