This week, 6th graders learned about several ways artists convey texture, the way a surface feels, in their artwork. We did some texture rubbings, patterns that were inspired by texture, and simulated textures. For their final pieces, students looked at photographs of owls and imitated their texture with charcoal and chalk pastels. It was messy, but loads of fun.
Sixth graders learned another technique for creating the illusion of space on a picture plane--linear perspective. One group was excited to design a room of their choice, while another group wanted to draw cityscapes. I was loving the creativity that went into this project.
Sixth graders learned about color last week! They now know how to read a color wheel and how to mix primary colors to make secondary colors. We had fun mixing colors for our color wheels.
Students also learned about complementary color pairs--red and green, blue and orange, and yellow and violet. They worked on mixing those complementary colors to create different values, and applied them to pumpkins. It was a fun way to celebrate the beginning of Fall, as well as all the possibilities that color mixing provides!