Monday, June 23, 2014

Earth Art Unit 7th grade

We just finished a huge unit based on the earth art of Andy Goldsworthy. We started by watching his documentary, Rivers and Tides. Then, we tried making our own sculptures from natural materials. Students were eager to get their hands dirty and play in the sun and rain. Through the whole experience of successes and failures with the sculptures, students documented everything in their field notes books and with cameras and iPads/iphones. They then created websites and blogs where they could share their process photographs as well as the finished work. We used blogger, and to share with each other, collaborate and comment on each other's posts. Finally, the students wrote artist statements where they fully explained and explore their artistic processes through writing. Below are links of student websites. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Just looking through my past posts and I realized I never posted about our award winners of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Paolo received an Honorable Mention for his straight line portrait, Eva received a Silver Key for her sculpture & Theresa received a Gold Key for her photograph. Great work!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wi-re People Hungry Gets Press

Our Wi-re People Hungry art show was featured in the Berkshire Eagle!

The Principles of Art, Cut Paper Circle Collages, 5th Grade

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Rotoscoped Animations, 7th grade

Monday, June 16, 2014

Keith Haring Dance Party!

Claymation Videos inspired by Keith Haring

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Wayne Thiebaud Style Pop Art Still Lifes, 6th grade

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