Sep 27, 2010

Give these 8th graders a HAND!!

The 8th graders wrapped their hands up with striped paper! ;-) Not true, but they were able to make it look like that using just a pencil and white piece of paper.
Artwork by Walter
Artwork by Kenda
Artwork by Heaven
Artwork by Lavonte

Lines are Roaring

This year, we focused on using all the different types of lines in the Lion's Mane. Line and Lion are homophones (same sound different meaning). Can you think of any other homophones?
Artwork by Xavier
Artwork by Brianna
Artwork by Makayl
Artwork by Triniti
Artwork by Kiara L

Op Art, did we trick your eye?

Optical Art, known as OP art, is art that tricks the eye. Does our artwork look like it is moving? Does it look 3-D? Tricking the eye is not an easy task, so some students just made an awesome looking design using curved lines! That is fine with me, what matters most to me, is that YOU are happy with your completed project. Your artwork demonstrates your style and work ethic in all aspects of life, not just art class. I was sad to see students give up so easily with this project, but happy to see those who did above and beyond what I imagined! Thank you to everyone who tried their best :-)
Artwork by Lashamere
Artwork by Heaven
Artwork by April

Artwork by Alania
Artwork by Brianna
Artwork by Makayl
Artwork by Jevon
Artwork by Yuzerick
Artwork by Triniti

Fernwood meets Harold

After reading the book "Harold and the Purple Crayon", K and 1st graders put their own purple crayon into action. Some of the students had already met Harold from the HBO family series about Harold and his crayon. I didn't know about the show until the students TAUGHT ME :-) Here is a link to the show: HBO Harold

Artwork by Sh'mar and Marshaun
Artwork by Jada
Artwork by Tranique
Artwork by Devin and Mikhaye
Artwork by Aajayla and

Sep 11, 2010

Line Mania!!

Bulletin Board Artwork from Top Left Corner (remember click on it for CLOSE-UP):
Emonie, Shakeyah, Keshawn, Alexzandria, Princess, and Johntaye.

Lines are the most basic element of art, but our lines are not very basic! We combined over 6 types of lines and made them colorful and labeled.

Artwork by Brianna T.
Artwork by Montala
Artwork by Catariana
Artwork by Michiaya

Sep 9, 2010

Extra Credit

Some Students asked about extra credit and my response is "YES, I accept extra credit year-round." You have three options: 1) You can also choose one of your favorite Quick Draws and turn it into a finished work of art. Just draw it bigger and add color!
Artwork by Alanchea, done after our very first Quick Draw!

2) Do artwork using your computer. If you look at my July 18th posting, there are websites listed.
Artwork by Triniti made on the "Design a Tile" website.
3) I have Step-by-step drawing sheets in my classroom, just ask me!

Op Art Directions and Some Successes!

The Upper Grades are making Op Art ("op" is short for "optical" relating to the eye). Optical Art tricks the eye. In case some of you need to do yours at home, here is the website we looked at with instructions: Instructions Here is a link to other student artwork with same art project: More Examples. They named theirs "Dr.Seuss Tornados". What do you think this art project looks like?
Below are some of our classroom Op Art successes:
Artwork by Alanchae
Artwork by Deshun
Artwork by Terrence
Artwork by Loraine
Artwork by Kiara Wood
Artwork by Yahzyah
Artwork by Shilah