Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Music Painting

This is the painting assignment my students are working on right now. Here are some process pictures of my painting.

  1. Must be based on at least one aspect of music. Either an artist, a favorite song, or an issue important in the music industry.
  2. Must contain the silhouette of at least part of a person.
  3. Must show some different painting techniques.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Music and Art

My students are doing music and art paintings. They are doing much better than I am. Their sketches were due last week. Here is my sketch.

This just makes me think, "wow, you are left brained for an art teacher, and how in the world will this make an interesting painting? It's so cartoony and design-y!"

Hmmmm. We'll just have to see.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

More Sculptures

I was doing plaster hands with 9th grade and tape sculptures with 10th graders.

Friday, May 06, 2011

Step-By-Step Tape Sculptures

I told another teacher about this sculpture project and he was upalled at the materials and lack of earth-friendliness of the artwork. I got the idea here. I have found it is an excellent way for students to consider form because they have to place the tape in the direction of the different planes of the objects they are using.

Step 1: Find an object with interesting forms. I used this assignment this year to have students consider pop art/culture.

Step 2: Cover the object with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.

Step 3: Tape, tape, tape, and tape some more.

Step 4: Cut out your object with a straight-edge. (If the students have used their favorite childhood toy as their armature you may want to help them cut because then the razor should be slid under the tape face-up to make the cut. This breaks the "never cut toward yourself" rule of safety in the art room.)

Step 5: Tape your sculpture back together.

Step 6: Display in a deliberate place to photograph, or install for viewing. (I had my students consider where the actual object would be, or where it would never be.)