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Friday, February 28, 2014

Zentangle Doodles...

Torn Paper Collage... recycle your magazines!


Emily's Ying Yang 8th grade 2013

Joviani's Eye 8th grade 2013

Sarah's Rocketship 8th grade 2013

Sydney's Pink Octopus 8th grade 2013

Sydnie's NY Yankee collage 8th grade 2013

Carmen's Landscape 8th grade 2010

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Watercolor Blog Paintings

This assignment was thought of after studying the concept of a vintage paint by number.
Looking up close at a paint by number feels like you are looking at a camouflage design!  
Seeing small sections at a time, you only see blobs of connected colors...
Then as you see the bigger picture, you see how those "blobs" are connected to a grander design. 
On this assignment, I have the kids pencil draw a design of something in nature. I like to collect old landscape magazines or calendars for this project. 
After the design is drawn out, the students use washable markers to sketchily color in the scene. You color the areas in somewhat messily but still staying in contour with the picture. It is also good to mix in colors in the same family with each other. For example, if the sky is blue... find a variety of blue markers to make sketchy horizontal lines all over sky area. 
 After marker is competed, artist will use a wet brush to water down each section at a time of the paper. The point here is to blend some colors together to create new ones. Be careful, You do not want to overblend where it makes one monotonous color.
Use a black marker to trace around all areas of color that were created. These traced "blobs" should each contain only ONE color. If there is more than one color in one blob, further make blobs in that blob. 

You can click on the below images to see bigger details...

Alexis's Fish

Brooke B's Blossom

Ty's Bird Skittles

Ian's Mountain Scape

Angel's Monument

Ashton's Tree Trunk Sunset

Todd's Sunrise

Hugo's Volcano

Shanna's Empty Fish Bowl

Nick Pearson's yellow flower field

Trent's Cabin by the woods

Hector's Sunset Silhouette
Veronica's Final

Veronica's After the Water
Haley's Rose Water

Hailey's Before the water...

INsert Hailey's after watercolor here.....

 BTW.. you do not have to get intricate with the lines like this. Hailey went a little far with her beautiful lines that it broke her heart to water over them. Your maker strokes can be broad and messy bending with the contour of the area you are filling in.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Jim Dine Valentine

 Jim Dine
June 16, 1935
He is considered a Pop artist for his subject matter of everyday popular symbols and objects. He is famous for his beloved hearts, bathrobes, tools, & Pinocchio.
We focus on his hearts for our Feburay assignment. I show a powerpoint of Mr. Dine's art focusing on identifying his style. 
We talk about what ideas he repeats on his hearts and come up with a list. We call this list the "style buffet", because I have the kids choose 2 or more from many things to use from Dine's style to intermingle with their own style and ideas on their heart. 
Colorful, Patchy, Bold Black Outline, Organized Sloppy, color blending, three dimensional shading, Print style (in groups of 2, 4, 6). 
Students use oil pastels to begin with their hearts. They can make them symmetrical or free form. I show them how to fold the paper to make symmetrical hearts or get scratch paper folded and cut a heart as a pattern if repeating is desired. We go over the positive and negatives of the oil pastels and warn them about the mess they can create. But, I tell them that the oil and smudge is what makes them work so well. Neat, tight, details will be hard to get and may lead to a frustrated artist. These pastels are meant for fast, free, blended art. 

These are the student examples over the last 10 years here at Mineola MIddle School..

Grant Woods 2014

Kimberley Ramos 2014

Tyler Stanford 2014

Ritik Gopal

Ranger Thorton 2014

Autumn Belcher 2014

Abby Hagan 2014

Blayne Carrington 2014

Rosalinda 2014

Dylan B. 2014

Dakota Hartog 2014

Sara 2014

Larry Blanketship 2014

Caitlyn 2014

Chrislynn 2014

Dakota 2014

Nancy Palma 2014

Kadavion George 2014

Rojelio Delapaz 2014

Alex Rojas 2014

Haley 2012

Tyler 2012

Brooke 2012

Gracie 2012

Ashley 2012

Celeste 2012

Caitlyn 2012

Tracy 2012

Carmen 2012

Daisha 2012

Emily 2012

Kelby 2012

Neil 2012