November 17-November 20
This week in Virtual Art Class we started by reviewing important information from last week: tessellations and mosaics as art that uses shape, scumbling (coloring in a circular motion), and how different media, tools, and even household items can be used to make a shape inspired collagraph.
We then talked about how the November assignment is posted for them to turn in their project and their Monthly review if they finish before the due date (December 4th). Their assignment is posted under the Classwork tab in their Google Classroom for art and a video with step by step instructions for how to turn it in can be found in the Stream of their Google Classroom.
Students then had the majority of the class time to work on their project. While students worked, I sent reminder emails to those that have a missing art assignment. Our goal is to have all art assignments turned in before winter break. Some students even shared what they were working on and some even had a finished project. Seeing all the cool art that students are making has been so rewarding for me and I look forward to seeing more next week.
Instructions from this week are the same for all grade levels. If you missed your live meeting, watch this video:
Next week we do not have school for Thanksgiving break. In our next live meetings the week after break, students will have one last class time to finish up their November project and get it turned in. Finish up those projects and I look forward to seeing you soon!
November 10-November 13
This week in Virtual Art Class we started by reviewing important information from last week (schedule for the month and November art making options).
Students learned more about how shape is used in art by looking at tessellations and mosaics as ways of making art. Students then learned about the technique of scumbling. This technique is something that they can use in their own work for the month, but it is not a requirement. No matter what, learning about art styles and techniques is a way to learn and grow as an artist.
I then showed them how they could use some basic supplies to create a collagraph. I used a cereal box, corrugated cardboard, a paperclip, buttons and some scrapbooking supplies to make a printing plate. I then made a crayon rubbing of the plate on copy paper and used washable markers to create a watercolor effect. I used a robot as my subject matter, but other shape inspired images could be used. This is another way they could make art this month, but not required. This week, students should be starting to work on their project.
Instructions for all students are similar, but are recorded by grade level:
Next week, I will be checking in to make sure students have at least started their project. They will have an opportunity to continue working, ask questions and get feedback. I will also assign their monthly assignment early in the week so that they can turn it in when it is ready. Gather up those supplies, get to making your art project, and I will see you again soon
This week in art class, students were given their final reminder for turning in their October assignment (turning in their October art project and completing their Monthly Review). October instruction is moving into the Virtual Art Classroom if any of that information is still needed.
We then dove right into new instructions for ways to be engaged in art class for the month of November. Our November schedule:
This week was Week 1, so students learned about their theme for the month. 3rd grade has a broad theme to choose from as they make art in November. 4th Grade has two choices (the theme or the monthly drawing prompts). 5th grade has three choices (the theme, the monthly drawing prompts, or making a still life). In the art room, students are given more choice and ownership in their art making decisions as they get older, which is also reflected in Virtual Art Class.
Next week, I will be checking in to make sure students have planned for their project (brainstorming ideas from November instructions) and they will learn a tip/technique that they could use in their project. They will also have time to start their project. Gather up those ideas and supplies and I will see you then!