In alignment with their social science curriculum, the 5th grade students learned about a famous Meso-American artifact called the Aztec sun stone. Students used this as inspiration to design their own imaginative sun stone. Once designed, they transferred to foam plates for printmaking.
In this unit, the 7th grade students learned about Kirigami; the art of cutting paper. They demonstrated their ability to successfully use an X-Acto knife to intricately cut layers of paper that will create a cohesive composition. Students also demonstrated their understanding of the importance of strong color contrast in order to create a striking design.
Students in the after school art club (4th-8th Grade) printed a series of greeting cards using styrofoam plates. Here are some of the finished cards.
Students created a foil embossing artwork using card stock, yarn, tin foil and sharpies. First, students drew some type of abstract pattern on the card. I encouraged them to use shapes opposed to line because we would be coloring them in at the end of the project. Afterward, students traced over their lines with liquid glue and applied yard to the glued lines. Once this component was dry, students applied a sheet of tin foil and gently rubbed over the design using a small piece of felt. For the final step, students applied sharpie to the shapes. Well done, Art Club!
Bateman Art Department