Students were asked to create a character from three columns of four types of environments, characteristics, and physical additions. Choosing one from each column. They could combine using their iPad Pro and Pro-Create app or the computer Wacom Pen Tablet and Photoshop.
Our collaborative murals began with our guest artist Mary Vaughan planning our design themes, measuring and constructing over 90 wooden panels and creating the layouts of different sections that ultimately was created and painted by the students. Enjoy the slide show of the work in many stages and progress.
Thank you to our funding partners.
Nebraska Arts Council:
"THE NEBRASKA ARTS COUNCIL, A STATE AGENCY, HAS SUPPORTED THIS ARTS EVENT THROUGH ITS MATCHING GRANTS PROGRAM FUNDED BY THE NEBRASKA LEGISLATURE AND THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, AND THE NEBRASKA CULTURAL ENDOWMENT. VISIT www.nebraskaartscouncil.org FOR INFORMATION ON HOW THE NEBRASKA ARTS COUNCIL CAN ASSIST YOUR ORGANIZATION."
Hamilton Community Foundation:
MATCHING FINE ARTS GRANT
Aurora Public Schools:
VISUAL ARTS FUNDS
Students started out with a study on Chromatic Value Scales. Using white tempera paint and one other color, they created a value scale with 12 changes. The art of Cubism was then introduced focusing on Picasso's work in analytical cubism.
6th grade students love drawing nature. For this assignment students were asked to draw without the use of a visual, only from memory. I collected their memory drawings and then let the students use an image to look at. They were amazed at what they could draw. I wanted the students to understand that we rely on what we think we know verses what reality is. It is important as beginning artists to to LOOK closely and draw slowly to see the details, and proper proportions of a subject.
Procreate is a quick and precise drawing and painting app that helps students see the potential of digital art using a mobile device. Procreate is available for $5.99.
Students were encouraged to make their subjects personal with their pets, friends. Realistic or Surreal.
I live in Nebraska and love teaching art! I get the best of all worlds.... I teach High School Graphic Design, Middle School Studio Art and I am an adjunct instructor at our local college.