Category Archives: Drawing

ENDANGERMALIA RAISED $850 USD

GREAT news: ‘Endangermalia—Before It’s Too Late’, our book which was researched, written and illustrated by grade 8 art students at SSIS, in collaboration with Commack Middle School, NY raised a whopping $600.00! These profits were gained from donations during our art party … Continue reading

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Q4 Grade 6

I love this introductory project because it is a very quick, easy and effective way to get to know my new class of art students. By completing this task they had to apply: creative photography, drawing, colouring, photo manipulation, brainstorming … Continue reading

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An Update: Art Foundations 1

We have only had 3 weeks since the Christmas break and now it is the TET break. So we decided to do a 3 week crash course in PERSPECTIVE. Even though this is a 9-12 class many students have never … Continue reading

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Grade 9 Foundations 1: Value Drawing

LEARNING ABOUT VALUE We began the quarter be studying different ways artists create value. The students practised value scales and a variety of toning techniques from stippling, shading to lettering. We watched and copied these videos (below) and then looked at … Continue reading

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A Collaboration for Charity, G8

After connecting with the students in New York, grade 8 were introduced to Graeme Base and his gorgeous Animalia book. The students were VERY impressed, so wrote him letters using Lifecards, which we sent to him. Not long after, he had written … Continue reading

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Zen and Tone in Grade 6

Our sketchbook covers are complete! After creating their digital art the students then created a graffiti name in their sketchbooks. They were assessed on overlapping letters, details, colouring and presentation skills. Some students pushed their work to a higher level … Continue reading

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Grade 8 Endangered Animals are Complete

THE FINAL RESULTS I blogged about this task earlier, in that post you can read about the steps my students took to reach this point. This post is to celebrate their success and fill you in on what they are … Continue reading

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