Friday, June 12, 2015

Final Portrait Projects

Here is a collection of portraits by my 9th - 12th graders. Above are some examples of our final projects that focused on measurements, value, and texture. The students studied American artist, Chuck Close, and his grid method of drawing.

Assetou, 12th Grade                           Amarilis, 10th Grade
Mohammed, 12th Grade                              Ryan, 12th Grade
Oswaldo, 11th Grade
Emily, 9th Grade
Phuong, 12th Grade                           Wesley, 9th Grade

Story Paintings

9th - 12th Graders had to tell a story using tempera paint. These story paintings could be about the past, the present, or the students' dreams for the future. 

Shikui, 12th Grade

Shafiq, 11th Grade 
Tyshani, 12th Grade 
Amarilis, 10th Grade
Serge, 11th Grade

One Day Lesson "Magic Books"

To help students prepare for Keystones and final tests, I taught my classes how to make "magic books", which are essentially tiny booklets with a cover, 3 spreads, and a back cover. These books come in handy for studying, and serves as an alternative to flash cards.  For this one day lesson, my students had the choice in whether they wanted to make a book for studying AND/OR a creative booklet for fun. Below, you will see just a few pages from various magic books. As a whole, I found many books on fashion, sports, comics. One student even made a magic book containing her French vocabulary terms!
Dylan, 12th Grade