For our unit on China students will be making dragons out of clay. First we talk about how dragons occupy a very important position in Chinese mythology. Dragons show up in art, literature, poetry, architecture, songs, and many other aspects of the Chinese life. The dragon has many animal-like forms in Chinese art. Sometimes Chinese dragons look like turtles and fish but they are most commonly depicted as snake-like with four legs. This is how we will be dipicting our dragons in clay. If you were absent and missed the clay demonstration or just need a refresher please watch this video.
Sixth grade students learned about positive and negative space for their third unit of study. For extra credit watch these three videos and try the monster art lesson at home! You may want to use scissors rather than an x-acto knife. Have fun!!
Our second unit of study in 6th and 8th grade is color theory. Check out this great video about color! For extra credit find an artist who uses color in an interesting way in his or her artwork. Write at least three paragraphs describing how color is used in their work. Make specific references to at least three different works of art that artist has created.
Our first unit of study in 6th grade is the elements of art. These are great videos to help students understand each element. For extra credit make an original work of art using three of the elements of art and write one paragraph describing how you used those elements.