During art integrated classes at Hall Middle School, and during the Twilight AfterSchool sessions, the young artists have been thinking about:
“How do artists get ideas?”
We have talked about the germination of an idea, and how it changes as one goes through the creative process. Students have been learning how to sketch out ideas, research ideas, be accepting when ideas change, and how to talk about ideas.
At Hall the 8th grade science classes created solar system prints. Each student had researched a planet, and they then took the research to a new level by developing a reduction linocut print. Over 4 sessions the artists brainstormed, and carved and printed images that had 3 layers of color.
Students in the Twilight After School program have been thinking about the question of: “What is grey?”
- A rhino
- The sidewalk
- Some buildings
- A wolf coat
- The sky before the rain
Students explored color mixing using black and white paint. How many shades of grey can you create? Students also thought about how to hold a brush and what can the paint do on the surface of the paper?
Artists with the Twilight program are almost finished with their Babybots! Stay tuned….
Arts integrated units with teachers at MLK and Willow Creek are getting started! Stay tuned…..