Friday, October 19, 2012

Fall Art Lessons

Seventh graders have just completed their self portraits and I couldn't be more proud of them! For their background, students first had to think of descriptive words to portray their personality, likes, dislikes, hobbies, favorite foods, etc. They used sharpie and watercolor pencils for their background. To complete their portrait they used an iPad to capture their personality, then traced the contour of their self-portrait onto clear plastic which was placed over the background.Sixth graders are working on 2-D symmetrical kaleidoscopes using their name as the base for their design. They learned how to blend with colored pencil and are using sharpie to contrast the blend of colored pencil.

Fifth grade are working on these fabulous sugar skulls in honor of the Mexican Tradition: Dia De Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead). Students learned the similarities and differences of this cultural celebration to the way we celebrate All Souls Day as Catholics. Original sugar skulls are symmetrical and made out of sugar for Mexican children to eat during this three day celebration. Our students made their "sugar skulls" out of plaster, paint, and burlap. To complete the project the 5th grade will construct fabric marigold flowers, the traditional symbolic flower of Dia De Los Muertos, and place them around the border of their skulls.