The students in Color & Design explored their strengths after learning about Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences. They took quizzes to find their strongest “intelligence” and then created an artwork that used or expressed that strength. They chose the subject matter, media, and techniques that best fit their interests.
The students in Color & Design spent the entire semester creating upcycled books. These books were donated from the library and given a new life. The requirements of the project were that the books had to have a consistent theme, at least two 3D “pop-up” techniques, have at least eight pages and use at least eight different types of media and a cover. I love how this project showcases each student’s interests.
The fifth project that the students in Art 7 completed was three-dimensional sculptures. They created the designs out of cardboard, newspaper, and cups as a support structure. The students layered many strips of newspaper to create a sturdy piece of artwork. When the base of the letter was complete, they added their own decorations to personalize their artwork.
The students in Art 7 recently completed abstract paintings using watercolor paint. They experimented with many different techniques to design interesting patterns. Using pens, the students outlined chosen areas of the painting to create definition and focal points.
The students in Art 7 learned how to create a design with radial symmetry. They focused on detail and craftsmanship. I think they turned out awesome!
The students in Art 7 were challenged to create a silhouette painting that illustrated a hobby or interest. They focused on clean, crisp lines and blending techniques to create the background.
The students in Color & Design were challenged to create an abstract painting of their favorite song using at least two other types of media in a creative way that represented the mood and meaning of the song.