12/4 - 12/8
Good Morning Everyone!
Happy Monday! I hope you are all having a great start to your week. We are approaching the end of our first semester for the 23/24 school year. I am sure everyone is excited for winter break to come. With 7 days left of the semester, we are finishing up our final projects in art.
This week in art:
7/8 - Industrial Revolution vs. The Environment - This week in painting, we are continuing to work with Miss Charlie talking about the environmental impact of the Industrial Revolution on our society. Students are brainstorming places in and around our community that have been impacted by industrialization and relating it to something they care about personally. Whether that be: Ski Resorts vs the Rocky Mountains, The Cross-Continental railroad vs Wild Mustang herds, or Metro Denver vs the Plains and the animals that live there. We are studying David Ambarzumjan, a German contemporary painter who emphasizes the juxtaposition (contrast) between what is, what was, and what may be. Working with the students has been a joy and from their ideas and preliminary sketches, I am beyond excited to see the outcomes of these paintings.
5/6 - Value - This week, students are completing their final project of this rotation, utilizing value to determine the forms within a human skeleton. Students will be drawing on black paper with white charcoal to create a sketch of the human skeleton using highlights and shadows to give the illusion of depth to their artwork.
3/4 - Color - Students are trying out a new art medium this week through printmaking. After studying the work of American Pop artist Andy Warhol, students are creating a self-portrait study where they get to experiment with different color schemes through the use of a stamp-printing method.
1/2 - Color - Students are studying the work of Jim Dine and his use of analogous colors. Students are going to experiment with colored tempera paint sticks to emulate the simplified shapes used by Jim Dine while incorporating their knowledge of analogous colors.