Tiny Winter Villages & 8th Grade Collagraphs

Just in time for the chilly temperatures, k-4 have begun working on their “winter villages”.  I demonstrated to the students how to design, cut and create their own little villages.  What it made it even more fun, was that they had complete freedom when it came time for building.

 

 

 

 


8th grade is ending the year with a collagraph printing project.  They were asked to design a symbol that represents them.  The results were pretty cool.

 

 

Blind Contour Line Self-Portraits & Piet Mondrian

This week was a full week of art!  Currently, 3-5th grade have been working on self-portraits in a variety of ways.  The first technique they learned was called a “blind contour line” portrait, which is when students used a mirror to illustrate their own face, but the catch was – they could NOT look down at their paper OR lift their pencil up.  It had to be done in one long continuous line.  This made for lots of challenging fun!

 

Next students were allowed to look at their paper while they worked, but they still had to use one long continuous contour line.

And finally, they were asked to create a “normal” self-portrait, paying extra special attention to their features that make them unique such as birthmarks, freckles, braces, dimples, glasses, etc.

Lastly, I had the pleasure of visiting the nursery school this week where I taught the little ones about Piet Mondrian and his use of primary colors.

It was a very lovely and eventful week!