We have just finished quarter 2, and what an amazing quarter it has been. This course is called "Exploratory Art" so previously, my students explored painting, clay, and digital art, all in 8 weeks. They created a new project every two classes. Since 8 weeks is too quick to build skills, I ran this class... Continue Reading →
The Last Unit of the Year Since this unit was taught in the last two weeks of the year, I changed it quite a bit. Firstly, Grade 7 were meant to be printing superheroes and Grade 8 were meant to be printing human right issues connected to their learning in social studies. We did begin the... Continue Reading →
CONGRATULATIONS grade 7 you have finished the final task for this year, and they look amazing. We began with a normal printmaking task inspired by owls. The reason I chose this theme was because we don't have to worry about drawing skills when it comes to owls, most students can recognize the basic shapes, which means... Continue Reading →
The stencils were very successful. Their black and white prints are fantastic. Unfortunately the students only had 80mins to put the whole piece together so I wasn't able to teach them about successful collage skills so they did what they could with the time. Some were fantastic while others need to "design" their backgrounds a... Continue Reading →
It is the race to the end now. The students have successfully carved and printed their favourite Adinkra symbol and painted African figures inspired by contemporary art. They are now embossing a piece of metal and combining all images on their 2 colour blend background. Next week we will be looking at composition and design... Continue Reading →
The students gained so much from this unit. Firstly they learned about Adinkra symbols and their importance in Ghanaian society. The students then had to create their own proverb, wise saying or helpful statement for the Lincoln Community. Their sayings were based on the learner profile and what they personally thought was important for achieving... Continue Reading →
After the 9-12 class drew their still life they then had to create a stylized design in three colours. This was then transferred onto wood and carved in three stages. Here is the progress.
Grade 2 have been exploring a variety of techniques from frottage (rubbings), collage to drawing Hangzhou at night with the reflections in the water. Grade 2/3 have been creating beautiful collages based on reflections. They started this task with a beautiful butterfly print.
Grade 7 has been studying portraiture. This week they will be presenting a research project about their chosen artist to the class. The above photos show some excellent examples of woodblock printing. The students had to capture "anger" or "fear". These prints will be combined with a mixed media/ textured background which will show you... Continue Reading →