The next app we worked in was PicCollage. PicCollage allows the student to layer the Newsweek template, their picture, and their words onto the page.
Upon completion the students submitted and saved their finished project to DropBox.
7th Grade Texture Discovery
The Fegely 7th graders explored the elementsof art texture. The students were introduced to texture through the use of a PowerPoint presentation with guided notes.
To hook the students into the lesson we conducted a texture discovery.
Before the students arrived, I placed 20 paper bags around the classroom with different textured objects in each bag.
The students were paired up into groups of two and were given a teacher made worksheet. The worksheet asks the students to describe the way the object feels and also to guess what they believe the object is inside of the bag without looking at the object.
8th Grade Graffiti Art
8th grade artists used their knowledge of balance (symmetrical/ asymmetrical/ and radial) and objective vs. nonobjective art to create their artwork.
I usually do this lesson at the beginning of the semester or school year. It helps me to learn my students names and helps me access their current ability level.
The students artwork is graded with a rubric and the students complete a self-assessment.
7th grade Stop Motion/ Time Lapse Experiment
What we did with our extra time today!
Our 7th grade mod 10 class was experimenting with the iMotion app. We had so much fun learning with the app and we can't wait to use the app again in class!
6th grade Time Lapse Experiment
Using the app iMotion we experimented with the time lapse option. This is our 6th grade class from start to finish. It gets a little crazy to watch! We are excited to use the time lapse app in class this year to make videos demonstrating our classroom knowledge of the arts!
7th grade Name Tangle
Objective: Students understand the characteristics of a line.
Students will create their name using different characteristics of a line.
Students will understand and apply patterns to their artwork.
Vocabulary: line, line quality, line characteristics, patter, media, and medium.
Directions: Students stretched their names across the paper (6x12), using pencil first to create the sketch. In all of the negative space, the areas outside of the name the students filled with patterns.
The name was then colored in dark and completely with sharpie and all patterns were outlined with a thin point sharpie.
With ISTEP week among us, we have had crazy schedules and extremely long classes. To eliminated grade levels passing in the halls while others are testing, we had class today for 2:45 minutes (yikes)! Surprisingly the kids were awesome. We silently read Hunger Games, completed an ISTEP practice exersise and then completed the Marshmellow, Spaghetti Tower Challenge.
Here is the activity:
Below are the tower attempts! Many collapsed in the last few minutes but overall it was a great activity.
Today was such a gorgeous day to not take advantage of the weather! The 6th, 7th and 8th grade art club members finished their wire sculpture figures early so with the remainder of our time, Art Club created sidewalk chalk art.