Thursday, September 27, 2012

Character Paintings

Wow! So it's been a long time since I've been on here.  Guess it's taken me a bit longer to catch my breath and get into the routine of school as well as activities and taking a graduate class.  So glad tomorrow is Friday! WOO!

Anyway we have been making a lot of things in my art classes and I'm finally getting pictures taken and uploaded to be able to write/post about them.

I'm going to start with some high school paintings.  I got this idea from a fellow blogger,  Students created a painting based on symbols that represented a character from a movie, book, cartoon, etc.  They could not incorporate the character itself, but only symbols associated with that character.  I had a great variety of ideas that truly seemed to fit the personalities of my students quite well.  I think they all did a great job!

The Hulk

Captain America
Scooby Doo
Queen of Hearts - Alice in Wonderland

Dorothy - Wizard of Oz

Katniss Everdeen - The Hunger Games
Lion King

I loved this project and my students had a lot of fun with it as well!  Thanks for the idea!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Well we are ready to start our 3rd full week of school and everything is off and running!  It has been a bit crazy but things are starting to settle into a routine again.  It feels good to be back with the kids!

My first project with my high school students was an art elements/design "basic" so that I could see where each student stood with their ability levels.  I have many students on the high school level that I have never had before so I wanted to see what they could do.  We focused on line, shape, pattern, texture, color, and lettering/typography.  I have seen a variety of projects similar to this out there in different places.

Each student had to come up with a quote that inspired them to bring in to class to start this project.  This project as a whole I feel thoroughly represents the student and their personality which is always cool!

Although they all turned out pretty great, here are some really awesome ones!