In this unit, our 7th grade students focused on the art element: value. After practicing coloring mixing with a variety of tints and shades to create the illusion of form, students created these value cubes.
In this unit, 7th grade students explored the technique of 1-point perspective drawing. Perspective drawing is a method to create the linear illusion of depth. After learning how to transform shapes into forms using 1-point perspective, students created their own composition incorporating collage.
Students from 4th through 8th grade created a mural inspired by Mademoiselle Maurice. Mademoiselle Maurice is a French contemporary artist focusing on murals and installations using origami art. We used her as inspiration to create "Art!" and "Be Kind." Students in the third quarter will create a new mural which highlights one of our core values, "Be Inclusive."
For the first assignment of the year, our students created artist trading cards. These cards are miniature pieces of art that are traded all over the world, including at organized "swap" events. With a wide range of mediums to choose from, our students created, traded, and collected art with their peers. Each student gave me one card to display in the classroom.
Bateman Art Department