This week marks the last week for our Printmaking Unit in 8th grade 3D. Students have been busy working away at creating both parts of their plate and I am excited to see how the final Two-Part prints will turn out this week.
Color Wheel Designs are DONE! I am very proud of the work and time students spent creating these really great design paintings about the color schemes found on the color wheel. The focus of this project was to continue practicing and understanding how to read the color wheel, as well as become more familiar with using paint as a medium to create artworks. Coming up this week 8/27-8/30 students will begin to tackle a more difficult self-portrait project using acrylic paints.
Bring it on week four of 6th grade drawing! For the first part of the quarter, students have been doing studies, practices, and short projects to get down the basics of drawing. I like to relate my teaching to sports often, and I ask students if they could play a basketball game without learning how to dribble first. Of course this answer is "No Miss Slu", and now students are finally ready to jump into their first basketball game! Students will be creating a Value Self Portrait by focusing on the values found in an image taken of their own portrait. This project is going to be a challenge, but they will look awesome once completed!
Can you believe that we are about to enter our third week of school? It seems like only yesterday I was getting to see all of the new 6th graders come into FMS for the first time.
For the week of August 19th-24th; students in 6th Drawing are going to continue improving their shading skills and seeing value. We will begin a short project "Wacky Value" which creates an optical illusion in our drawings through line and value. Toward the ending of the week, student's will begin to learn about drawing correct proportions of the human face and begin their first large project "Value Self-Portraits".
This past week, each student went through my "Drawing Bootcamp". It was exactly like it sounds, however, each student was absolutely amazing and their drawing skills have improved so much. Students were faced with the very basics of drawing; contour drawing and value. By completing quick exercises and many timed drawings, skills in drawing have increased. Check out some examples of student's coming their line technique with their new shading skills!
Printmaking here we come! The art process of printmaking is a very hands on and exciting way to produce visual works of art. For the first project in 8th Grade 3D, students will be learning about the various processes associated with printmaking and then creating their own Reductive Print of their own image. Don't forget to check back to see how students create using this art making technique!
Located below are a few of the 8th Graders "Name Collages" they worked on in class last week. Students were asked to search various magazines to create a collection of images that reflected themselves and their interests.
We've made it through the first week of 6th grade! Congratulations! Now that students know their schedules, my expectations, and we've gotten to know each other a little bit more, I am excited to move forward with Drawing the remainder of the Quarter. Students in both 1st and 2nd period Drawing will be diving head first into drawing techniques and tricks the entire next week. From there, our projects are going to strengthen and build those very important basic skills to creating awesome drawings. As a reminder: Sketchbooks are required next week. Please continue to check the assignments tab for updated information on work in class.
Check out these "Name Drawing" examples from the 6th graders this week! We had a ton of fun starting to get creative and comfortable in the art room!
Hello students and parents in 6th Drawing, 7th Painting, and 8th Ceramics with Miss Slusarski. I do go by Miss "Slu", so please do not hesitate to refer to me by that, much easier to say I promise!
The entire first week of school, each class is going to be doing activities and creating fun warm-up artwork to get everyone comfortable and feeling creative in the art room. Students will be sent home with a packet of information including; a welcome letter, class syllabus, and ARTSONIA permission slip form. It is very important parents and students read through all of the information provided and they are returned signed by Friday, August 10th.
After reading this blog I encourage you to familiarize yourself with the art room web page here. You will find some really interesting information about your new art class with a few extras.
I look forward to a very exciting and creative quarter in the FMS art room!