It seems for every holiday, there is a candy that goes along with it. Candy corn for Halloween, candy canes for Christmas, candy hearts for Valentine's Day.
This time of year, the stores are loaded with jelly beans, marshmallow peeps and other candy you're not going to eat because, lets be honest, they taste terrible! But that doesn't mean they can't be useful!
In this week's unit, we will look at how candy can be used to make cool art! So, if you have some leftover candy, join us in making some art. And if you don't have any, this short video might still inspire you to create. Wait till you see the amazing art I make with only a couple of left over marshmallows!
After you create your cool artwork, don't forget to post it to Sutori or Seesaw or you can email it to us firstname.lastname@example.org or Sbelter@bcswan.net.
Runners Up: Rachel M & Aidan M
Egg Design Contest!
To kick off the week before Spring Break, we decided to start with an eggciting .... Art Eggstravganza!
You are invited to take part in this year's Egg Design Contest! The rules are simple. Design an egg by Thursday 4/9, email your entries, sit back and wait to win!
Click here to view the Art Eggstravaganza Presentation for more examples of egg designs!
This year, we are offering four categories!
Congratulations Autumn and Audrey!
The Leland Cultural Arts Show has announced the winners of their county wide art exhibit. Audrey A. won Third Place for her work (seen below). Autumn A. placed Best in Show for her piece (seen above). Congratulations to both!
Below is the video released by the Leland Cultural Art Center of the Youth Art Month Virtual Tour of all the work submitted.
The Wednesday Artists of the Week is Yung Jake! He's a net artist who works with technology including video, music, apps and software. Today we will focus on just one aspect of his work, portraits made entirely out of emojis.
Today, we present three online apps for arting. You can use these free apps for digital painting, drawing, photo-manipulating and all sorts of digital art making. They're not too difficult to use and the best part, if you mess up, you can undo by hitting Ctrl Z!
You can watch the video above to view all the apps at once or you can click on the videos below to watch each demo separately.
The Wednesday artist of the week is Hirotoshi Itoh. Hirotoshi Itoh is a Japanese sculptor. He is a true magician: from basic stones, he is able to create all kinds of objects, ranging from a purse to food, from a t-shirt to a deck of cards. A total and unsettling illusion. The stones come alive in a surprising yet humorist manner. He found his signature in the zipper, as it gives depth and resonance to his treasures.
Click here to watch a short video of his work!
Everyone likes to take photographs. What would you say if i told you that you could learn how to take better photographs by learning one simple trick? Today, we are posting a short video that can help improve the composition of your photographs. Its quick, easy and really works! Check out the video above!
Once you have watched the video, you'll want to try out your new found photography knowledge. The following is a list of photography ideas to get you started. Don't forget to share your photos on Sutori or Seesaw.
OK my art friends, we're home for a few weeks. You might be thinking, how can I make art if I'm not in my wonderful school studio? Well, fear not. Your crack team of art educators here at the Art of South B is hard at work, putting together a list of ways you can art at home using stuff you probably already have in your house!
Take a look at the project ideas below. There are even more ideas listed on our Pinterest board, Art at Home. Be inspired, create art and then post what you create to Seesaw or Sutori. It will be exciting to share what everyone did when we return.
For even more inspiration, check out the Art Portal!
Just a quick post to showcase some of the stuff and things happening at South B. Above, Josh created this multi-cut stencil work of his teacher's dog.
This is the first in a series of cakes that represent Ellea's past, present and future life. The first in the series is this oil painting of a birthday cake for a one year old. The next painting, which she is currently working on, is of her upcoming graduation cake. The final painting in the series will be a wedding cake. All three paintings will have similar objects (flowers) and share a common color scheme.
We presented a unit on how artists often use text in their work. This unit inspired Laura to create this stencil, spray painting of the text from her home state.
One of the Nine units covered in Art One is the Object. This student decided to create an egg using pastels. The first egg came out so good that he decided to create a whole flock of eggs.
In another unit, we talked about how artists often use scale when create works of art. That inspired Macayla to create this giant, M&M cookie complete with box.
In Computer Art, we learned a little about Photo manipulation. Using her newly acquired skill set, Autumn created this Newimal.
Another work inspired by the Text unit.
Often, as art teachers, we present projects that we know will be successful. However, that should never replace the need to experiment, play, take risk, and just straight up see what might happens when you do. Ink, between melted crayon, on glass. We'll see...
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Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) is a student-directed art education pedagogy that directs students to think and work as artists.
Making Artists picks up where The Open Art Room left off, covering issues and situations choice teachers encounter as they design their program.
The Open Art Room provides a student-centered approach to art instruction that is inspirational, practical, and classroom-tested.
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