September 8 - September 14
This week in Virtual Art Class we started by reviewing important information from last week (schedule for the month and September art making options).
Students then learned about the technique of stippling. Students learned about pointillism (a painting technique) and Ben-Day dots (a printing technique) and were able to watch me in action working with crayons, markers, colored pencils, pastels, oil pastels, and watercolor paint. Students were able to see that some media works better with stippling than others. This is a technique that they can use in their own work for the month, but it is not a requirement. The use of stippling is an excellent way to make some Dot Day inspired art!
I then challenged them to see what household items they may already have that could work for their project. I used bottle caps and bubble wrap to print dots and circles. Experimenting and playing with materials and tools is an important part of the art making process.
Students then had some class time to start working on their project.
Instructions from this week are the same for all grade levels. If you missed your live meeting, watch this video:
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 introduce the Monthly Review (which is part of their monthly assignment to turn in for a grade). Gather up those supplies, get to making your art project, and I will see you then!