Middle school students started a lesson on still life paintings by Jean Simeon Chardin and again discussed foreground, middle ground, and background as well as shading. For this project we first looked for newspaper without color pictures. Then we did a color wash with raw umber paint. Next, students viewed one of Chardin's still life paintings, Still Life With Copper Cauldron and Eggs. We discussed his placement of the eggs, size, lighting, and shading. Students then began composing their own egg acrylic compositions.
Alechinsky & Printmaking
First through fifth grade students finished a lesson on artist Pierre Alechinsky and his printmaking. Students viewed the Prezi on Alechinsky and then created their own monochromatic sky and tree composition painting with various widths and lengths of cardboard rather than brushes.
Cards for our military
Every November FBCS art students create cards for our military men and women within our school community. This year Morgan Brown, Richard Conrad, Mr. Barale, and Ian Mull received cards. Thank you for your service!
Pumpkins pumpkins pumpkins
First through eighth grade students studied contour drawings by Henri Matisse. We practiced by observing the contour lines of pumpkins and by drawing quick sketches. We discussed foreground, middle ground, and background as well as shading. When the students felt ready they used black crayon to draw pumpkins and painted their drawing with tempera or acrylic paint.