Saturday, December 31, 2016

December Gallery

    Students in Art Room 171 had a busy December learning and creating! Students in the Art 1 2D classes completed their landscape paintings and then learned about different artists and styles of painting. They learned about Realism, Surrealism, Impressionism, Cubism and Pop Art. Some of the artists they learned about included Monet, Renoir, Magritte, Warhol and Picasso. They were asked to select their favorite style and create an original painting in their selected style. It was interesting to see what styles each student selected to interpret. It was also exciting to see the students use many of the skills they learned in past projects in this assignment.
   Below is a painting that interprets Impressionism by Gaby Richards.

   The students in Art 1 3D learned about real world design issues by working on projects in architecture and package design. They learned how design in their everyday lives is influenced by 3D design principles. The students were asked to create a model of an original design for a building located anywhere in the world except New England. Their building could serve any function such as a private home, store or office. Before they created the design they had to research architectural traditions, climate, geography and local materials related to their selected location. They had to combine their research into their final design. They also had to do much problem solving and accurate measuring while building their architecture models.
   Below are some of the students working on their architectural models.

   The students in the advanced art class, Studio Arts continued to work on a variety of projects of their own choice. They also went on a second visit to a local art gallery, Room83Spring for inspiration. Below is a portrait by Ruby Rosenwasser.

   It was so special to have some of my grade 9 students offer to use their art skills to decorate the door to Art Room 171 for the holiday season. Our inspiration for blue and white paper cut-outs was inspired by the master 20th century artist Henri Matisse. Somehow a snowman also made it into the final design too! A title for this door could be "Matisse and Frosty"! All of the students worked together so well in the spirit of the holiday to create a successful design.

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