Jeana was interested in painting a landscape. So, we sat down and went over some basic tippy tappy tree techniques. She created her first one below in acrylic. Then we were like, "You should try oil paints." And she was like, "What's that?" And so we gave her some oil paints and she did the one above. Growth in the forest.
The Bulletin Board
I'm not much into decorating the bulletin board. I posted a fresh sheet of white paper, put orange border around it and walked away. I figured I do something soon, just didn't know what.
One of the students decided, without asking, to hot glue a pack of sticky notes to the board. Other students starting drawing on the sticky notes and putting them in random spots on the previously empty board. Soon, we had a fair amount of sticky notes.
Later, in the afternoon, when most students had left, the original student started grading the sticky note art. She would also leave little comments. We teachers call that assessment.
Now the board is getting filled. People keep making art and then checking back the next day to receive their assessment. Nobody knows who the assessor is.
We talked about how artists incorporate scale into their art. these students decided to recreate their favorite lollipop, large scale. WIP.
These students wanted to try light painting. They found that it was trickier than they expected. This is one of their earlier pieces. We'll keep an eye on their work and see were how it progresses.
Zonkeys are easy to draw but very hard to create in 3D. This student designed this Zonkey on the 3D printer.
Art of South B
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Art Teacher : Ian Sands