NAHS students were invited to a day of art making at Western Illinois University. We had a lot of fun, to say the least. We started our day by working in groups, blindfolded, to make donuts. Addy, Tori, Rachel, and Kaylann won this competition, with the most "creative" donuts. After the steep donut competition, we… Continue reading National Art Honor Society to WIU 2018
For a last fun assignment we checked out some nigh sky water color Youtube videos and tried our hand at them. This video worked really well to demonstrate steps and drying in between to build color. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXTf1mpJotA This is a really nice painting by a freshman, Miranda. I love the calming colors of the… Continue reading Watercolor Night Sky
Art 3 students made ceramic boxes. The idea was to build boxes using slabs and then decorate them with textures or even themes. We had a little kiln incident and most of them did not make it. But Collin's little crab box survived and I am in love with it.
Art club students provided free cotton candy for the elementary school carnival for the second year in a row! We bought this cotton candy machine a couple years ago to provide cotton candy during our summer movie nights and it has come in handy. Kaylann and Taylor, two sophomores, made cotton candy for the kiddos. … Continue reading Elementary Carnival
I borrowed this project from a blog I love, Artisun. It is a simple clay project that introduces students to using glass with clay so I tried it out with my Art 1 students. I had students sketch their design before rolling a slab. The drawing was then used to trace their image on their… Continue reading Carved Glass Plaques