Ansel Adams (click here) As an introduction to their first computer art project, students learned about photographer Ansel Adams, chose an image of his, and recreated it through pencil drawing. They then went into the computer lab, used search engines to find their image and download it into Photoshop, finally using basic tools to colorize that same image. Here, the students traditional and computer projects are displayed side by side.
Mosaics Students learned about the mosaics of San Marco Cathedral and the importance of mosaics in history. For their projects, students were to bring in or choose an animal photo and sketch it. The class then ripped a variety of colorful pages from magazines and used small torn pieces of color to create a realistically shaded final product.
Keith Haring (click here) This insightful lesson combines ethics with art, allowing students to
consider the social and political climate they live in, and to take
positive action by creating posters that inspire awareness and change.
Silhouette/Monochromatic (click here) Grade 6 and 7 classes drew lines shaping the outer form of recognizable objects (silhouettes), then created a background using at least 5 different shades of the same color (monochromatic).
Surrealism (click here) Grade 5-8 students learned about artists Magritte and Dali then created their own works using the styles of this 1920's art movement, using unexpected situations, the element of surprise, and the idea how things might not be what they appear. Finally, they wrote artist statements explaining what had inspired them and what they hoped to convey through their work.