Calligraphy has been around for quite some time, we put a modern take on it by using calligraphy markers to create a piece of art based on a quotation, lyric or poem of our choice.
Lettering Unit - Graffiti
Clay Slab Pop Art Portrait
6th graders bring in a photo of themselves, which we use to make our clay slab portrait. We learn about Andy Warhol and is design style, which included black outlines and crazy colors.
Clay Whistle Creature
Who ever thought making a whistle could be so challenging! It takes lots of patience and persistence to get our clay whistles to work!
Keith Haring Pop Art
6th graders learn about the artistic style of Keith Haring. They quickly discover his style looks a lot like comic book characters, has a distinct black outline, and usually also includes figures depicting motion. The sky's the limit, they can create any re-creating of his figures in their artwork.
Clearly one must learn about the artist George Seraut when tackling pointillism! Students are shown his most famous artwork and we carefully study those dots and figure out how he gets such an amazing piece of artwork created. Students have a choice to make their own pointillism artwork by choosing an animal, dessert or flower as their subject.
Students learn all about what radial design is, and can create any design to be the subject of their artwork.
Winter Birch Trees
One of my favorite projects - I love creating this with my 6th graders every year. We learn so much during this project: landscape, color mixing, proportion, space...the list goes on!
Line Design Names
To start off the year, we review a pretty basic concept: line. 6th graders are encouraged to use lines in new and different ways with their name as the focal point of the project.
6th graders review collage and get to use a theme of their choice to create a collage. one of their goals it to be able to have Mrs. Rausch be able to tell the theme of their collage just by looking at it. Can you tell the themes of the collages pictured above?
Students can model their city after a big city, a small town or they can make up their own setting. Lots of math and measuring go into this project making sure our perspective looks realistic.