6th grade students learned about medieval illuminated manuscripts. Illuminated manuscripts were religious texts that were highly decorated on each page. Many times these pages included large first letters, decorative boarders and elaborate pictures. Students then created the first page of an illuminated manuscript about themselves.
Students learned how abstract artists were influenced by the invention of the camera. When the camera was invented some artists decided they no longer wanted to represent the real world. Instead they focused on non-representational shapes, lines, colors and textures. The 6th graders also learned five different watercolor techniques that they used in their abstract art projects.
I am really looking forward to meeting all the new sixth grade students next week. As well as welcoming back the 7th and 8th graders. I hope you have all had a restful summer filled with sunshine, friends and family. I also hope you are as excited as I am to start off a new year! All you will need for art class this year is a pencil, a ultra fine and fine point sharpie (are recommended but not mandatory) and a good attitude. See you all on September 4th!
Sixth grade is ready for spring. During art class we made these fun and colorful flowers. This is our last clay project for the year. Good thing they came out so awesome!
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.
Hello, my name is Megan Albright. I teach all of the 6th grade art classes, two 3D Art classes and one sections of 8th grade art at the Marlboro Middle School. I have been teaching in the Marlboro School District for 13 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!