Jul 19, 2010

Illuminated by these Letters

Do you want to do more Illuminated Letters? Everyone did great with this project! To print out your own decorative letters, click HERE for more Printable Letters.

This is also important announcement: From now on, I will be listing the artist's name ABOVE the artwork. This might take time to get used to since I have been doing it below the artwork, but it is better this way! Also as always, remember to click on artwork for close up, and right click "Save As" if you want to save your artwork to your computer.

Artwork by Lavonte
Artwork by Jarrien
Artwork by Fahrenheit
Artwork by Kala
Artwork by Tyler
Artwork by Adrian

Jul 18, 2010

Making Art Online

I am sure everyone is making it an awesome summer. If you are escaping the heat indoors, here are some of my favorite websites for making art online. Try them out! Mess free art :-)

2010 Graduates' "Silhouettes Never to Forget"

Our very last big art project at the end of the year was decorating the auditorium with our "Silhouettes Never to Forget!" It took me long enough to post it, but end of year is busy as we all know. 8th grade students had imitated the style of Kara Walker, an artist famous for her designs made from cutting out of black paper. Below is Kara Walker and her artwork.

Using a camera, projector and black paper, the students created their own unique silhouette. It became a school-wide art project with students from every grade helping to cut out clouds, cats, flowers, leaves, graduation caps, and more. Not the mention the numerous helpers who have taped up the many details. Thanks to everyone for all their hard work and the Kids in Need Foundation (Ann Taylor Loft) who funded the project. I never got a chance to take pictures of the final work...believe it or not, it got even better :-)

Artwork by Akilah...Silhouette by Jennifer
Artwork by Tejuan, Alvin, Ebony
Artwork by Khayla, Breantia, Jallayha
Artwork by Devonya

Jul 2, 2010

Go to Woodson Library on Tuesday!

Besides our Laurel Burch artwork being on display, there are many activities going on at Woodson Library this summer. I will be attending the Everyday Music, Art, and Reading activity on Tuesday at 6:00. They will be using music and movement to create art. Register online if you think you would be interested.

Artwork by Crystal, Bria, Jermaine, and Tranique
Artwork by Jaren, Tysean, William, Kerelyn, Trinity, Savannah, Breanna
Artwork by Ellusion, Brianna
Artwork by Asia, Aaliyah

Sketchbook Skills

Before handing back your sketchbooks, I discovered some amazing sketchbook skills. Amongst the best were Janeia in 6th grade with the portrait below. Mark in 4th grade does numerous sketches at home, good work!! Remember click on image for close-up.
Portrait by Janeia...All artwork below by Mark