Studio News

Students in Jessie’s class constructed cats out of clay and some began to paint their cats, as a part of their ongoing exploration of cats in their classroom.
Students in Juliana’s class added to their bottle cap city by constructing people out of clay.  We also began to install the city in the studio so we can add to it while keeping it safe and protected.
We went to the IMA with Bryan’s and Jessie’s classes to look at examples of masks and pottery in preparation for our studio work next week.
In Kyle’s class we learned how artists, like Chris Raschka, use gesture drawings to quickly sketch what they see around them.  We used a drawing mannequin or figure to practice gesture drawings, then observed what we saw around us to make gesture drawings.  We went back and added details to our gesture drawings by using watercolors.
In Marcy’s class, we explored primary colors and the ways in which they combine to form new colors.  We also continued constructing a color wheel using materials from the Remida.
We went to the IMA to learn how to make mobiles from recycled materials.
In Kissiey’s and Brandi’s classes, we learned how to use plaster to make our own masks.  Students also explored light using flexible LED light strips connected to a dial that allowed them to manipulate the color and pulsing of the lights.
We went to the IMA to learn about the visual rhythms present in artwork from the continent of Africa.  We took a closer look at weaving and the image of a crocodile that appeared in a lot of the pieces we observed.