Sunday, December 13, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
November 21st: Today we learned some computer skills.
Using the Photobooth (a program that uses the laptop's built in camera to take a picture), we took a self portrait and then manipulated it in Photoshop, learning some tools and then getting to experiment!
To warm up we played with the Collage Machine from the National Gallery of Art website: http://www.nga.gov/kids/
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November 14: Today we drew self portraits. Once using the "blind contour" method: drawing with white crayon on white paper and then discovering the lines with watercolor. And then again drawing from observation.
We looked at artists such as Kerry James Marshall, Van Gogh and Francis Bacon to get inspired.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Today we used foam and various materials and methods to make trans formative masks.
We saw some examples of masks from all over the world, and then made our own.
We also learned a lot about how to work in an organized fun classroom.
We can freeze into statues in 2 seconds! wow
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Monday, October 26, 2009
Today we made small paintings and then "tampered" with them using materials that represents elements from nature.
water and oil station where students could spray drip and dropper water and vegetable oil onto their paintings
Wind station with hairdryers and straws
Earth station with charcoal dust, sand and salt
So much fun!
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