abstract paintings (art 7: project #6)

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.

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Abstract Sculptures (Art 8: creative project #7)

The students in art 8 focused on the artistic behavior “collaboration” by working with classmates to create abstract sculptures. The challenge for this project was to create an original artwork that was abstract (which we defined as an artwork that focuses on shape, form, color, and texture and cannot be named) sculpture that was at least as big as our fish tank, and had drawing or painting on it somewhere. These sculptures are so unique. Each group did a great job working together to explore new materials and techniques.

Musical Interpretations (Color & Design: creative project #3)

Students in Color & Design created original artworks using their choice of media. The challenge was to transform a song into a visual representation using abstract techniques and trying to incorporate three-dimensional media into the composition. Click on the image to hear what song the student chose!

Students practiced drawing to different types of music.

Tessa

Tessa

Mikala

Mikala

Maggie

Maggie

Hunter

Hunter

Jack

Jack

Taylor

Taylor

Kendra

Kendra

Kenzi

Kenzi

Chelsea

Chelsea

Courtnie

Courtnie

Ashlan

Ashlan

Faith

Faith

Nick

Nick

Caleb

Caleb

Austin

Austin

Walker

Walker

Julia

Julia

Brooke

Brooke

Kaleigh

Kaleigh

Alyssa

Alyssa

Brittany Y

Brittany Y

Kayla

Kayla

Zoey

Zoey

Mariah

Mariah

Brittany H

Brittany H

Shane

Shane

Alden

Alden

Mark

Mark

Dylan

Dylan

 

Sam

Sam

Abstract Art!

Mrs. Smith & Ms. Percival’s classes have been exploring the world of abstract art. We made prints using a process called decalcomania that was invented by the Surrealists(that I don’t have pictures of), mixed media watercolors, and paper sculptures. Check them out!

watercolor paintings

To create these paintings, first we drew with glue to create texture on our papers. During the next class period, we added the watercolor paint. Finally, we sprinkled salt on the wet paint to create a unique effect.

abstract sculptures

I only have a few pictures of these awesome sculptures because the kids were so excited to take them home that I didn’t even get a chance to photograph all of their work.

artists at work!

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Musical Abstraction (Color & Design: creative project #4)

Students in Color & Design learned about abstract art. They were then challenged to create an abstract, visual representation of a song of their choice. They had to consider composition, media, technique, color choices, etc. Abstract art is harder than it looks! Check them out:

Works in progress!

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Nick's "Wrecking Ball"

Nick’s “Wrecking Ball

Lane's "Loop de Loop"

Lane’s “Loop de Loop

Justin's

Justin’s “How You Remind Me

Katelyn's

Katelyn’s “The Red Strokes

Hailey's "Jar of Hearts"

Hailey’s “Jar of Hearts

Julia's "Boom Clap"

Julia’s “Boom Clap

Dan's

Caleb’s “Goofy Goobers

Madison's

Madison’s “Fix My Eyes

Kaitlyn's

Kaitlyn’s “Adrenalize

Kylee's

Kylee’s

Desiree's "Letters from Home"

Desiree’s “Letters from Home

Nichole's "Red"

Nichole’s “Red

Carlie

Carlie’s “Trumpets

 

Rilee's "Black & Yellow"

Rilee’s “Black & Yellow

Tyrel

Tyrel’s “Pursuit of Happiness

Derek's "Stronger"

Derek’s “Stronger”

Caleb's

Dan’s “Skrillex

Musical Abstractions

This creative assignment challenged the students in Color & Design to transform a song of their choice into a mixed-media artwork. The students carefully selected media to represent the mood, lyrics, and meaning of the songs they chose. They also focused on composition, color, and process as important elements for symbolizing the music. What I enjoyed most about the project was watching the students experiment with new media as they searched for creative solutions. I love that the variety of work they produced showcases their unique tastes in art and music. The following artworks were chosen by the students to be displayed in the showcase outside of the auditorium. (artwork titles link to the song)

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Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds: Carson Spence

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Do My Thang: Kyarra Miller

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It Goes Like This: Shianna Lambert

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Strong: Nicole Bonsell

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Right in Two: Colt McCloskey

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We Used to Vacation: Chris Shultz

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Looking for Angels: Caleigh Poorman

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Steal My Show: Rachael Kuhlen

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Hear Me: Kami Woodring

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UKF Dubstep: Giacomo Bertapelle

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Vicarious: Anthony Climent

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Love the Way You Lie: Jared Nwadike