Monday, August 29, 2011

Grade 10 Conte Drawings 2011 (AVI2O)

Ah, I finally figured out how to post pictures so that they show up properly!  Enioy :)  Ms. G-E. 

Grade 10 High Contrast Paintings 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Artist Chairs 2011 (Grade 11 Visual Arts AVI3M)

Here are this year's chairs in various stages of completion.  Enjoy!

Poetry and Printmaking (Grade 11 Visual Arts AVI3M)

I LOVED how this assignment turned out!  I liked the idea of using magnetic poetry in order to inspire a piece of art- I also liked the literacy connection.  The grade 11 students were asked to go to and create any sentence or phrase.  When they had completed and taken a screen shot of their words, they were asked to create a monoprint that would work with their phrase.  They had to think critically about what kind of colours and shapes would depict the emotions that their poetry evoked.  Click the pictures to see larger versions of these pictures (sorry, but no matter what I do some of these pictures are uploading sideways) .

Flower Power (Grade 11 Clay Sculpture AVI3M)

After doing some research on Google, I was inspired by organic sculpture, especially flower based pieces.  I decided to turn this interest into a project for my students, and they loved it.  The grade 11 students were asked to take a basic organic form and elaborate it, using repeating shapes and textures.  We had some difficulties with explosions in the kiln, so not every project is shown here.  Some of the more simple sculptures in this set were created by some keen grade 10 students.