7th grade experimented with more delicious-looking art! The students learned about perspective drawings, and then applied those skills to drawing desserts, like the artist Wayne Thiebaud. Mrs. Tieszen's class used oil pastels and Mrs. Taylor's class used water-soluble crayons to add color!
This next project made our stomach's growl. Students were inspired by Thiebaud's paintings of sweet treats. Using clay for the medium, students formed a functional vessel by making two pinch pots that work together as a base and a lid. The really fun part came when they got to decorate their cupcakes. Students learned how to join pieces of clay together so that they would remain in tact after being heated in the kiln. The final step was adding the beautiful colored glazes. Bon appetite!
7th grade students were inspired by artist Georgia O'keeffe for this next project. O'keefe was an artist who was inspired by her surroundings, whether it was the dry bones and dessert landscapes of the west, or the city scenes of New York during the roaring twenties. Living in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in the fall is breathtaking and watching the leaves change is always lovely. That being said, we allowed leaves to the be the inspiration for this next project. Students focused on abstracting the familiar object so that the viewer might grow to view it in a new light. We started out with a contour line drawing of a leaf, and then focused on areas that had the most interesting lines and movement to enlarge to our final paper. Non local color was adding using chalk pastel.