Here are the final pictures for 2013. It has been great year. I am loving my job and enjoying being in a new place. I feel very fortunate! The kids worked very hard in the printmaking class. We did a variety of prints (relief with safety-cut, relief with foam, and intaglio with a plexiglass plate). One project we did was a postage stamp for the upcoming 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Each student chose a winter sport and then created a stamp. In the images you will also see the relief print created with foam sheets and matte board. The student took one characteristic from three different animals and created a single critter. This is the first time I have taught kids how to print intaglio plates on an actual press. They did a great job! They designed holiday cards. They impressed me with their plate wiping abilities. It is not an easy process to learn. I am sorry they are not in the order I have talked about them. The first images are the intaglio Christmas Cards, second are the Olympic postage stamps, third are the Critters and the final prints are the students' choice prints. (The blue drawing is what I found on my white board. It was a drawing done by a student to show the manger scene)
The second set of photos are projects I have been teaching in the schools. I am teaching the Elements of Art (Line, Shape, Color, Space, Form, Value, and Texture) to Kindergarten through 4th Grade. The first project is based on the drawings of Eric Carle. The fourth graders have to find real texture and do rubbings. They then create animals from those different rubbings. The next drawings are 3rd grade self-portrait. They are working on showing space. The colored lines are the Kindergarteners example of Paul Klee's lines. The night trees are the second graders work with shades, tints, and colors. The final watercolors are another project by the third graders showing space.
I hope you enjoy the pictures. Happy New Year!
I am having a hard time believing Christmas break is just around the corner. I am sorry I have been slacking when comes to the posting of projects. Don't worry we have all been working very hard. I love the school I currently teach. The students and teachers are very excited and energetic about art. It makes my job so much fun! Currently in Arts After School we are working on printmaking. (Photos to come) These photos below document our Painting through History (Arts After School) class. It was four weeks. The students painted with watercolor, tempera, and acrylic. The Picasso Faces and the hot air balloons were their favorite projects. The students and I were very proud of the paintings. It was a fun group of kids. Enjoy!