Tuesday, April 16, 2013

8th grade sculpture- Eric Carle Relief Tiles

The 8th grade sculpture class looked at the artwork of one of my favorite children's author/illustrator, Eric Carle. I love his playful use of color and texture. One of my favorite lessons when I taught elementary was The Very Hungry Caterpillar. For this clay project, students learned about relief. They had to create a tile using high relief, low relief and sunken relief. The subject matter was an Eric Carle animal (although some chose to use a different animal). Students also had to create a foreground, middle ground and background and incorporate texture. The finished tiles were glazed using lots of bright colors. Here are the results...

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sorry for my absence!

Hi friends! Long time, no see! I apologize for my absence! It's been a crazy six weeks here at Berkshire. Between testing, added duties, art shows, and new classes, it's been nuts around here. I am also in the process of opening my own art studio to teach kid's classes so between all of that, I haven't had a lot of free time. We had our district art show yesterday. It was a great show. We went to Orange High School and got to show off our work next to Orange Middle School. We got so many compliments and it was awesome to see some old friends, old students, and all of the amazing art everyone is creating. The Berkshire Art show is next Thursday, April 25 from 6-8 pm. It's going to be quite the event with artwork, musical performances, drama performances, food, face painting, throwing demonstrations, whew! That's exhausting just talking about it.
Here are some pictures from the district show.
I will have some pictures and new projects to share in the next few days as we finish up this 6 weeks and head into our last one of the year. Seriously, where did this year go?