Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Still Life Unit

This semester my 8th graders focused on observational drawings and paintings, specifically still lifes. We looked at Dutch Baroque still lifes as well Cubism still lifes by Pablo Picasso.

With the Cubist Still Life the students studied color schemes and used chalk pastels to create these amazing works of art. 

The students weren't too happy with completing two still life art works and were all bottled out by the time we were done but I have to say that I am extremely pleased with the results. 

Maybe next time I will break up the unit by putting another project in the middle.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Landscapes a la Grandma Moses

6th grade students covered landscape artist grandma moses this year and created some of the more amazing landscape paintings I have seen from my students.

They were required to have a foreground, middle ground and background along with three landforms and one body of water. Since they cover geography in social studies I thought it would be a great idea to bring it into the art room.

I have to say that I absolutely love the way all of them came out!