A short but full week...
Middle school students finished their study on value and tone and began working on their next projects.
1st & 2nd graders finished their paper weaving and many experimented with threading needles and adding yarn. They look beautiful hanging in the Middle School hallways.
Middle school drawing lessons
Throughout this nine weeks middle school students have practiced drawing skills using the "only pen" rule--no pencils or erasing. Students were not happy with the rule when we started. Thankfully that has changed. The "only pen" rule has helped them realize that it is okay to make mistakes, that is how we learn. They recognize that learning to draw takes time, patience, and practice. Lessons have included contour drawing, field drawing, continuous line drawing, and collision drawing. Students also learned how to make concept webs, a creative way to brainstorm. Below are a few pictures of their work. (Yes, a few students used colored pencils in one lesson.)
30 day drawing challenge for the summer
CALLING all FBCS students -- former students -- teachers
It's a 30 day drawing challenge for the summer.
For the next 30 days, create art once a day. Whether it's sketching, drawing, painting...whatever, follow each day's challenge and see what happens. That's it! At the end of the challenge, you should be able to look back on 30 pieces of works that speak about your life. Hopefully you will feel better about yourself as an artist and what you've accomplished.
It doesn't have to be a masterpiece.
Start today, start tomorrow -- the goal is 30 drawings over the summer.
It doesn't have to be on art paper. It can be in a notebook.
This is for fun!
So easy and I think it's going to be a blast!
Feel free to share your artwork on my FaceBook page :)
Under the Ocean
First and second graders have been learning about shape, form, color, and line. We looked at paintings of fish by artist Sandra Silberzweig and discussed what type of marine life you might see in the ocean. Students practiced drawing different fish and then created these amazing pictures using pencils, sharpies, and crayons.