Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Our 3rd and 4th graders have finished their "Haring" posters and are now doing some basic figure drawing. The picture above shows a student posing/modeling for the class. Students then try to draw what the model is doing. It is a very difficult assignment but our students are rising to the occasion and producing some wonderful drawings.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

2nd Quarter is Under Way

Everything is off to a wonderful start for the second quarter:

1st graders are working on their costumes for the Christmas play

2nd grade started some beautiful watercolor paintings

3rd and 4th grades are learning about the artist, Keith Haring and will soon have a display up in the main hall way showcasing what they have learned

5th grade is making stunning jewelry to wear

6th grade is learning hieroglyphics to add some interesting detail to their Egyptian collages

7th and 8th grades are studying value and perspective this week, next week we will start on a projects that puts into practice what they have learned.

Above is an ink drawing that we just finished with in Jr. High. Erin did a great job!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Cleveland Museum of Art is having a wonderful show, it is titled "Artistic Luxury" and it is definetly luxurious. Above are two pieces that are highlighted in the show. They were created by renound French jeweler Rene Lalique. The 5th grade studied his technique of using beautiful jewels to color his pieces. They then used seed beads and model magic to create their own unique necklace.