Tuesday, June 13, 2017

More 6th Grade Artwork

So, I haven't written in this blog since January, sadly. I don't know how I completely forgot I have a blog. Well, it could be due to all of the other things I dove into and tried to conquer. Anyways I need to get back at it. I love showing off my students' artwork. So, here is another batch of projects.

I saw this whimsical tree here on Etsy. We adapted it for our 6th grade use. The students used colored pencils and tried to create patterns in the circles. Some used oil pastels.

6th Grade Art

I feel bad that I don't send home 6th grade artwork weekly. But it usually takes us 2-3 weeks to complete some of the projects, due to presentation time, sketch time, work time, then figure in there random reasons for them not to have class on certain days. Then after they complete the work I selfishly hang it in our hallways, I beautify our walls. So, the other day I had it all taken down from December until now and rolled it up per student and sent it all home. I hope it made it home safely.

These were fun, but it took a long time to complete. First we looked at Op art and we chose a background to create. Creating the different values in colored pencil took patience and a lot of time. Then we reviewed zentangle patterns. They traced their hands and filled them with patterns. Last, they cut them out and glued them over their backgrounds. I love how they turned out.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Photography Final for the Quarter

For the final for this quarter you have 3 photo assignments to complete and turn in to our class page by Friday.

1) "Mixing Bowl" - You will choose one assignment from the basket of options and upload it to our class Shutterfly site.

2) Selfie: Raw and edited. You need to take one selfie and keep it unedited and then use one of the online editing apps to edit that image. Collage them into one frame and submit it to our class Shutterfly page.

3) Abstract: Take an everyday object and take a picture of it from a unique view to make it look abstract. You can edit this image. When finished upload it to our class Shutterfly site. I pinned some examples for you https://www.pinterest.com/stephaniemom/photo-everyday-objectabstract/

Ask me if you need ANY help with this assignment. Everything is due Friday, no exceptions.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Lab Assignment for Photography

Good afternoon photography students.

Please READ this entire post so you know what is expected for today.

Today you are assigned to create a presentation of your photographs from this semester so far (both quarters). You can use Prezi, Google Slides, Powerpoint, or any other presentation tool you would like to use. You were assigned 11 photo assignments for the first quarter and 8 photo assignments from the second quarter totaling 19 photo assignments. Your presentation must include at least 10 of the images you have taken. You also must explain in a short 5-8 sentence paragraph each image. Sell yourself as a photographer in this presentation. Show off your best images.

This presentation is due at the end of the hour Wednesday and is worth 50 points! Get to work and use your time wisely. I can't wait to see your presentations. 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Happy Friday Photo Class!

Everyone is expected to have both the action/motion/blur assignment and the shoe triptych assignment both posted to our class site on Shutterfly AND a blog post for both assignments today.

If you are done with these assignments, you can work on an extra credit assignment. Follow this link to my Pinterest board to see examples. The assignment is to create a photo poster of the alphabet. LOOK AT THE EXAMPLES. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Two Photography Assignments for the Week

This week you will have 2 photo assignments.

1) Blur/Motion/Action. You must capture action or motion in a picture. Look at my Pinterest board HERE to see some examples of Blur/Motion/Action. After you are sure you have taken the best action/blur/motion picture, edit it and post it to our class site on Shutterfly and create a blog post for your blog and include a description paragraph.

2) Shoe Triptych. For this assignment the rules are take a picture of a shoe (or shoes) and present 3 images. So, you could take a picture of 3 different pairs of shoes, or 3 different shoes, or one pair of shoes with 3 different backgrounds. This is up to you. You must present 3 images collaged in one to upload to our class site on Shutterfly. Also, post to your blog with a description paragraph.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Photography 2nd Quarter - Monochromatic

For today's assignment we are going to look at Monochromatic photography. You are to take a picture in monochromatic color and post it on our class site.

Here is a link to some examples I researched on Google images. https://www.google.com/search?q=monochromatic+photography&biw=1280&bih=894&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiX_fqUo7rQAhVB7CYKHUv-CwoQ_AUIBigB

Due Tuesday. Tomorrow. November 22.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Photography 2nd Quarter

Fantastic Free Friday Photo. You MUST take this picture in class today. I will not accept pictures for this assignment if they are not taken in class TODAY. Have fun, and take amazing pictures. Post today's picture to our class site on Shutterfly and also on your blog. Have a great weekend.