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!