Art 1 students in 2nd period joined Allied Health & Culinary for a presentation from Southland Dairy Farmers today for a unique opportunity! My students completed an anatomical gesture drawing of the stunning model, Jet. We got to hear about her milk production and witness the extraction process. Thank you Mrs. Keehn and Allied Health for coordinating this presentation!
Some Art 3 & 4 students chose a charcoal study as the upcoming week's sketchbook assignment. Here they are posing for each other! Other students in the class chose 3-dimensional assignments.
Art 1 students worked towards this learning target for two days: I can apply value techniques to create an observational drawing outdoors:trees & textures.(DOK4) We had nice weather to enjoy the outdoor drawing study. Fifth period students didn't have the tolerance for the heat that came later in the day so they focused on perspective and drew in the lobby.
Today students got an exercise in describing artwork because often students like to put their opinions into descriptions and/or describe too little about a work. Students rotated between being the artist and witness. The witness described the image to the artist who had to draw only what they were being told. Without peeking! Students were all quite surprised to turn and see what they were actually drawing. This lesson winds down procedures and soon students will all be making their own art!
Throughout the year I have documented all the dry-erase drawings that come and go over time. You may find them here!
In 6th period we looked at a series by artist Robert Longo called Men in Cities. The gestural poses were our inspiration for the action photos. I adapted this lesson from a Tim Bogatz unit on Art of Education. Instead of just being a study of the figure, we made our silhouettes go places in a unit called Where Am I? They traced their silhouettes, added details, and then a background of their choice responding to the action of the figure. Here are some of our action shots. Oh yeah, I threw nerf balls at some of them to get the shots!
Today we also had Art Club members competing in a paper airplane contest!
Art classes were held outside by the softball field today so students could apply previously learned value, overlapping, and texture techniques to observational drawings. We focused specifically on the branch systems of the trees to target those drawing skills.
I invite you to browse this blog often to get a taste of my favorite part of my job - the process! Here I focus on students engaging with their work. If you are looking for final products, please visit our online gallery on Artsonia.