6th grade students learned about the art movement called op-art. In the late 60's artists began to use line and shape to create optical illusions. We looked at the artwork of Bridget Riley and created these cool illusions of shapes popping out in the style of her artwork.
We have been having a great time in the art room this week with our first clay project. Sixth grade students created these beautiful clay monogram wall hangings. They learned the slab and coil method and how to attach pieces together. I love the way they turned out!
Sixth grade students created symmetrical designs. We looked at different examples form around the world of artists using radial symmetry. Then we talked about how to create something that has radial symmetry and students created their own symmetrical designs. Finally we joined them together to make this colorful mural.
We are in the process of creating landscapes with oil pastels. First students learned how to create a value scale with one color plus black and white. We also looked at different types of environments and how the horizon line changes based on the type of environment we were looking at. Finally students created their landscape using value to create perspective and they look great!
I'm so excited to be back in the swing of things! We finished our portfolios highlighting the elements of art. The elements of art are shape, line, color, form, value, texture and space. Throughout the year we will be focusing on these elements individually for our art projects.
Hello, my name is Megan Albright. I teach all of the 6th grade classes and two 3D Art classes at the Marlboro Middle School. I have been teaching in the Marlboro School District for 12 years and it is such a pleasure to witness my students excitement and growth during the year. Please take some time to check out the magic that happens in our art room!