Please check out this link www.artsonia.com You will also find the link in the sidebar. I will be sending a letter home to all art class & art club students about how HCMS art will begin to be a part of this online art museum. It is awesome. Your child will be able to have his/her artworks in an online gallery so that friends and family can view them. As well, if interested, you can even have your child’s art printed on many different items; such as mugs, mouse pads, iphone covers, canvases, t-shirts and much, much more. The bonus is….whatever you purchase will help our art program earn money that will go to purchase items for our art classroom….a WIN, WIN for all!!! So……look for that letter this week. And to really encourage the students to get them back to me in a hurry I will give students bonus points for returning the letter by this coming Friday, Nov. 15th. If you choose not to have your child’s art published on the website, just sign the top of the letter and mark through the permission form and I will still give your child bonus points for bringing the information home to you.
NOW ON TO THE HAPPENINGS IN THE CLASSROOM THIS WEEK……………
First of all…6th and 7th grades will focus on the Purposes of Art this week in their bell ringers. Bell ringers will be collected this Friday and students will have a bell ringer quiz. As well, Advanced Art classes will focus on artist, John James Audubon, in their bell ringers and they will also have a quiz on Friday after turning bell ringers in.
6th grade: Students will continue and finish their zen patterns on scratchboard by Tuesday. On Tuesday we will work with contour line drawing. We will finish the week with a contour composition of crushed soda cans to which students will add color.
7th grade: Most students finished the kaleidoscope drawings on Friday and also mounted them to colorful construction paper. They did a fantastic job on these. I will be photographing them and will put some sample works on the blog in the next few days. Students will next begin a unit on learning about artist & art of the Renaissance. They will focus on da Vinci. They will have a reading assignment & questions about da Vinci on Monday…..they will have time in class to work on these and they will need to be completed & turned in at the beginning of class on Tues. We will begin practice drawing basic forms on Wed. as we learn how to use various values to create the illusion of three dimensionality. Students will continue to work with drawing skills focusing on simple forms matching size and proportions as well as value.
Advanced Art: Students will continue to work on and finish their grid, value drawings of an arrangement of silverware. Students are learning to use the grid tool to help them continue to understand proportion as they learn to draw from a two dimensional source and add value & shading. Students were given a reading assignment Friday about artist, John James Audubon. This assignment is due at the beginning of class on Tues. We will begin a new project on Wed. of this week as students are assigned an acrylic painting on a small canvas. Students will apply what they are learning from grid drawing to the painting as they continue to use this resource to help draw in proportion the image which they will paint.
Please check the Student art gallery to the left side for new works of art added………You will be amazed at their toilet paper food sculptures….some look almost edible.
Here is an example of one by Samantha, Cameron & Abby…..YUM!!!!!
"Steak & More"