Sunday, December 13, 2009

Final Exhibition!

We are missing a couple of weeks of photographs; will get those up soon!

But here it is: The Final Exhibition!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Computer Art- digital self portraits

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:

Self Portraits - invisible & visible

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.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Today we traced each others silhouettes on the wall. First we found images from magazines and planned how we would pose in the shape of that object.
For inspiration we looked at ipod ads and the dance group Pilobolus!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Transformative Masks!!

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

Monday, October 26, 2009

Art Storms: weather tampered art

Today we made small paintings and then "tampered" with them using materials that represents elements from nature.
We had:
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!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Welcome to Art Explorations!

SUPER!natural is the Art Explorations class from the Saturday Studios at MassArt.
We are a group of 4th and 5th graders and two "grown ups," Lee and Mariah.

This week:
Who are we?
What is nature?