Week 2 at SSIS in G6 ,7 and 8

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Week 2 in the art room has been fabulous. We have been working on sketchbook covers whilst introducing new skills at the same time. Grade 6 were learning how to create Graffiti names. Their colours, media and details were student choice.

Grade 7 experimented with one point perspective. I like how the students chose a wide range of media from markers to paint. This skill actually was very new to many students so they should all be very proud with their work.

Grade 8 increased their knowledge of patterns as they created a Zentangle letters. I encouraged the students to look at my pattern Pinterest board for inspiration and challenged them to try patterns they had never seen before. These results are amazing.

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We also set up art blogs today so that we can reflect and critique work.

I have also changed the way I set homework. Instead of it being “homework” I am calling it an “art challenge”. It is optional for my very enthusiastic students and for students who genuinely want to get better at drawing. I have selected a range of topics, cut them up and put them into the jar. One student per class per week picks a topic from the jar.

This week our topics are:

8C : Illustrate a section of a book   Due Monday

8F: My bedroom  Due Tuesday

7E: Movement Due Tuesday

7H: My hand is turning into…  Due Tuesday

6A: A half eaten fruit/veg/cookie Due Monday

I can’t wait to see what they create over the weekend. Some students have already shown me several completed drawings. I really hope everyone steps up to the challenge and releases their awesomeness!

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