Thursday, September 24, 2015

9th Grade Warhol Selfie Project

In 9th grade art today we learned about Andy Warhol's Pop Art portraits. Students discussed how they were very bright colors without details. We watched this video

Students took selfies with the own devices or my classroom ipad. Next they needed to email them to their own school student accounts. Next they needed to open this stencil maker program They used this program to upload their selfie and play with the settings until they were satisfied with the image. Next they needed to open Publisher and create a custom document of 18 x 24. They went back to the stencil maker and used the Print Screen key on their key board. Go back to Publisher and paste this on their document. Then they used the cropping tool to crop it to just be their portrait and then enlarge it to the document size. Next they printed it to be tiled to create a poster. After they taped it together they used it to trace on their large 18 x 24 paper. I found this project from Princess Artsypants blog.

Sprint Semester Watercolor Painting Week 2

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Sprint Semester Watercolor Painting Week 1

It has been a long time since I've blogged. I miss it. I enjoy writing about my students and their artwork. I just didn't make the time this year to incorporate it into my daily routine. I guess I felt overwhelmed with the duties of being the ACT coordinator for my school. Along with keeping up on making sure I had new ideas for student projects. But here we are, the end of the year. We are in our sprint semester and I want to showcase artwork. Here is the first of the watercolor paintings. We watched a bunch of Youtube videos on how to watercolor paint trees. We went outside and drew trees. I have some students in this class that have taken watercolor for a 2nd, 3rd and 4th time now. For those students I gave more freedom. I feel I gave them the opportunity to do a watercolor painting study. I gave them the time and opportunity to work on skills they wanted to learn or advance. So, here are the works from beginners to more advanced. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Senior Art - Grad Open House Invites

Senior Art,

Today you are going to create a graduation open house invitation using Publisher. If you do not have a date or if you are not having an open house, just make up the logical information. 

You can research some ideas for open house invitations, there is a ton of information out there. This is a link to my Pinterest board of examples of open house invitation ideas:
 (click it)
You need to have this almost complete for tomorrow to present to me. You need to think about a few things, you want your invitation to represent you. Think about who your audience is, everyone you would invite to your graduation open house. Remember the graphic design rules we discussed: the most important information needs to be the largest. Don't mix up too many different fonts. What is the size you are going to create? Are you going to create a postcard style? Is it going to be a flat front and back format? Is it going to be an 8.5 x 11 flyer? I can help you actually create your plan and really use them for your open house. I can help you purchase these at a VERY low cost. 

See you tomorrow. 
Mrs. Hanel

Friday, June 6, 2014

Senior Self Portraits

The seniors were assigned to create a large scale self portrait. Here are some of the examples. 


Watercolor in the Sprint Semester

Sprint Semester Watercolor Painting has been going so well. It's so nice to have a class full of students that enjoy painting and are sponges for learning. Here are some more of their beautiful work.

This was a painting a student created at the beginning of the school year. She wasn't a student in my class at that time, but she enjoyed coming in my room when she had her work completed in her online class and painting. She left it on the drying rack and forgot about it. 

This shows the changes she made after about a week into the Sprint Semester Watercolor painting class. Beautiful!