Our latest triumph was completing Still Life drawings using an entire value scale and four different shading techniques. The students were given the option to bring in objects that represent themselves to draw, or they could choose from my boxes of random objects for their composition.
Normally, I've got all kinds of art-teachery goodness to fill y'all in on, but this week, I'm speechless because these amazing works of art pretty much speak for themselves!
Check them out for yourself!!!
Boy, oh boy, do I VALUE the value these guys put into this latest assignment! So, now that we've got our three dimensional transforming techniques in the artist tool box, we are moving onto a more fun and creative project next week ... Day of the Dead sugar skulls! Estamos emocionados, eh?!??!!
But that ain't even the best news, folks! Next week is the week I am probably most excited for ALL YEAR .... our huge permanent MURAL PROJECT hosted by the Jax Mural Kids Project!!! Woohoooooo!
The Jax Mural Kids Project is a local non profit organization funded by One Spark, the PNC Grant, and the Cultural Council of Jacksonville. They have done large scale temporary murals at several Duval County schools, as well as hosted events and festivals everywhere from Hemming Park to the Landing and the Riverside Arts Market. The director, Nicole Holderbaum, has agreed to let James Weldon Johnson be their very first host site for a PERMANENT mural! I can not even begin to express my elation and gratitude to Nico and the Jax Mural Kids Project, not to mention what an honor and an opportunity this event is going to be for all of my amazingly talented young AR-TEEEESTS!!!!
Be sure to check back in for pictures of the mural in action, it's going to be a truly memorable week!