We started the school year by creating an art work that gave away pieces of information about ourselves. We started by making a collage from magazines that were about us. Using the elements and principles of design we added details with oil pastels. Finally we made a top layer of our first initial and painted it with watercolor paint. Below are some examples of our finished projects.
To start out the school year, each 8th grade student needed to create a sketchbook and portfolio. Our sketchbook covers incorporated many elements and principles of design. Our portfolio covers let us experiment with techniques used by the famous artist Jackson Pollock as well as help us learn some color combinations. See some of our finished sketchbook covers below.
During the month of October we worked on landscape paintings with the technique of pointillism. Pointillism is a very tedious technique that is created by the use of many small dots! We also explored the trails near our school as we learned some photography techniques and editing. The printing of our images takes a great deal of printer ink, and we were excited to learn that a REFI grant has supplied us the funds to purchase new printer ink to allow us print our images. Thank you REFI! Below are examples of both projects.
If you find yourself in the library, you will be able to see beautifully painted bookends from the 8th Grade Art students. Each student selected one of their favorite books and illustrated it on the bookend. These bookends will remain in the library, and are placed near the book they illustrated! Below are some examples.
During the month on January we experimented with figure drawing. We created a project of our classmates as models. We then tried to use a variety of materials incorporating realism and abstract styles. Some of our finished examples are below.