Friday, December 19, 2014

Covering the ceiling

I have set a goal, before I retire I want to paint over all of the ceiling tiles in the building, or at least the hallways.  We have covered all of them in front of the main gym and along its side hallway and we have now started into the high school hallways.  Since I am only 15 years in, I think we might make it with another 17 years to go.  Yikes!

But here is the first round of tiles for the year.  This time I had several students that worked in pairs or they picked small tiles.  I will have another class tackling them in the spring.

Kelsey C. and Demi H.

Sydney Hag.

Hanna S.

Malary M.

Mixed up boxes

About a month ago I was looking for a project for my advanced class and I saw a picture on pinterest for a drawing that was broken up into several boxes and then a variety of mediums were used to finish in the image.

So I let them pick any picture of a person that they wanted to and I required that they divide the face into at least 12 squares.  They needed three squares to be done in black and white (so that could be pencil or charcoal), three squares in ink (pen, india or marker), three in color (colored pencils, marker, oil pastels, chalk) and three in collage/paint (so they could use magazines, glitter or paint).

For some this ended up being their favorite project, for others it was their nemesis.  And for me, it was one of the longest projects and I am glad I assigned it at the beginning of the quarter because it took them forever to finish.  Now I sound like one of the kids.

Demi H.

Sydney H.

Hanna S.

KaSandra K.

Marcelle W.

Sammy K.

Sydney Hau.

Yeva S.

Inspiration from the past

Well several weeks ago I asked my student teacher for a project idea for my Art 2 class.  Taylor was a former student of mine and remembered a project that she had done when she was in my 6th grade class.  She asked if we could do it with the advanced group since it was one of her favorites.  I said sure and so she researched and found out that the project is actually called Agamorph, I used to call it accordian art drawing.  Who knew that it had such an official name.

Anyways she introduced the lesson and here are what the students created.  Basically they had to do a drawing in black and white and the other had to be done in color.  Then they are cut into 1 inch strips and glued down in an alternating pattern and then folded into a paper fan, hence the title of acordian art drawing.

Emily H. did two trolls but the other was hard to see.

Maggie H. 

Yeva S.  - frozen

Yeva S.  Other side of frozen

Painting with knives

I see I am failing at posting student work.  I promise I have just been sick and busy, or maybe it's busy and sick, I honestly don't know if I'm coming or going anymore.  I'm sure nobody else has that problem.  ;)

Art 2 has been working on a variety of things.  The first projects are palette knife paintings.  These were created with acrylic paints and they were only allowed to apply the paint with a variety of palette knives.  This project is hard for them to start, but is always one of their favorites by the time they are done.
Brooke B.

Brooke A.

Kamber L.

Mikayla R.

Riley H.

Yeva S.

Always keep dreaming

It has only taken 14 years of asking for a second sink, but this Christmas my art room wish is being granted.  I am so excited to leave my classroom today, knowing I will come back to a new looking classroom after the break.  I even convinced our janitor yesterday to save part of my old cabinets and move them to the back of my room so I can have even more storage.  It truly is a Christmas miracle.

Here is one last look at the old, even though they have already started ripping it out and I have to still teach in here today.  

 These are all of my supplies from the other side of the room boxed up and put on this side of the room.  You ever know how much stuff you can store until you have to pack it up.

I will post pictures after Christmas.  Yeah!!!