BIG Printmaking!

Just before and immediately following the winter break, the art students worked on a BIG Printmaking project. This project involved using foam to create raised images on paper and then affixing this foam-paper piece to rolling or stamping materials by Zot Artz to create layered prints! We painted on top of the tables as well as on the walls!

What we ended up with were huge, beautiful paintings that we are now working to cut into prints that can be framed, displayed and sold at our upcoming Spaghetti Dinner on February 7th!

Update: Some of our creations are being used for special packaging for the crayons made by the enterprise in Mrs. Huffman’s homeroom…so be on the lookout when you make purchases from her class!

See the pictures here to get a glimpse of our painting and creating process…

Beginning the piece with yellow paint applied with a "Mighty Rollo"

Beginning the piece with yellow paint applied with a “Mighty Rollo”

Dorian dives in with a "Pogo Paint Pole."

Dorian dives in with a “Pogo Paint Pole.”

At the end of our first day of printing...

At the end of our first day of printing…

Large printmaking project in progress

Did I mention that we painted on the wall???

This piece is almost complete...

This piece is almost complete…

The in-progress wall piece...an unexpected thing happened: the pattern of the bricks in the wall came through the paint and created an all new effect!

The in-progress wall piece…an unexpected thing happened: the pattern of the bricks in the wall came through the paint and created an all new effect!

Wall painting complete!

Wall painting complete!

One of the big printmaking pieces cut and framed into a single print. *These will be for sale at the upcoming Spaghetti Dinner!

One of the big printmaking pieces cut and framed into a single print. *These will be for sale at the upcoming Spaghetti Dinner!

Framed print from a wall painting!

Framed print from a wall painting!

Another framed print-for sale soon!

Another framed print-for sale soon!

Be sure to join us at the upcoming Spaghetti Dinner-there are many more prints and art pieces that will be for sale!

See you soon!

So much art, so little time!

Aside from the mural work, we have been studying the objects around us and the shapes they create. We then used these object studies as inspiration for abstract art! Here’s a glimpse at the art…

PS-You can find these on display in Finny’s Coffee Shop and in the art room!

What common classroom objects can you find?

What common classroom objects can you find?

This piece ended up looking like a bowl of fruit!

This piece ended up looking like a bowl of fruit!

This one turned into quite the colorful work of art!

This one turned into quite the colorful work of art!

What a masterpiece!

What a masterpiece!

In preparing for the mural work, we also used large paper and cool colors to draw and paint large wavy lines, like those that fill our wall mural. These “warm-up” pieces turned into art as well!

Mural warm-up: surprise art!

Mural warm-up: surprise art!

Love those cool colors!

Love those cool colors!

Week Three: Making Moves

During week three we explored colors, colors and more colors! We made tissue paper bowls and tissue paper collages.

Tissue paper bowl

Tissue paper bowl

Another tissue paper bowl...considering turning these into hanging art pieces

Another tissue paper bowl…considering turning these into hanging art pieces

New classes worked with warm and cool color combinations.

Warm and Cool Colors woven together

Warm and Cool Colors woven together

Warm Circles

Warm Circles

Another class explored color by blending shades of colors and then using patterned paint rollers, created abstract pieces that we turned into art frames.

Abstract Painting Art Frame...on sale now in the school thrift store!

Abstract Painting Art Frame…on sale now in the school thrift store!

Towards the end of the week, we began to look for colors in countless magazine images in order to create our very own color wheels!

Color Wheel

Color Wheel

The start of our collaged color wheel.

The start of our collaged color wheel.

Next week brings more art and Beautification Day!!

End of Week 2

At the close of week two our work wall is nearly full (after being expanded to fit some large pieces) and we have 9 pieces on display in the Coffee Shop scheduled to open next week! Pictured in this post are some of the warm and cool color woven pieces created this week, the latest look at our student work wall and a sneak peek at an upcoming weaving project!

Speaking of upcoming projects…we need your help! We need water bottles and soda bottles as well as t-shirts for a couple of big upcoming projects! The bottles will be used to create bouquets and centerpieces for the upcoming Open House (September 19th at 6:30pm) and the t-shirts for some textile weaving projects we have planned. Any t-shirts will do (printed, tye-dyed, plain-they all work) as long as they do not have a seam up the side of the shirt.

Warm color and Cool color paintings woven together!

Warm color and Cool color paintings woven together!

Cool and Warm Color Woven Paintings

Another beautiful woven painting

Student Work Wall after 2 weeks of class!

Student Work Wall after 2 weeks of class!

We turned tissue paper collages into fantastic collage frames!

We turned tissue paper collages into fantastic collage frames!

Look for these as art frames and frames for sale in the schools' thrift store!

Look for these as art frames and frames for sale in the schools’ thrift store!

 

Here's a peek at what next week will bring...and yes, that's a hula hoop!

Here’s a peek at what next week will bring…and yes, that’s a hula hoop!

Thanks for your help and support of the arts at Alden Road!

Mid-Week Creations

It’s the middle of the second week of school and we are working at the fastest speed imaginable! We have been painting using warm (red, orange and yellow) and cool (green, blue and purple) color families, blending watercolors and tempera paints. We began to work with tissue paper, collaging layers upon layers of color. We worked with textiles to add a sensory element to our work. We made a couple more mobiles and we are about to start some weaving projects!

Below are a few pictures of what we’ve been doing and how the classroom is evolving…

Here is a before shot of one of the circle paintings we created

Here is a before shot of one of the circle paintings we created

Completed cool color circle painting!

Completed cool color circle painting!

Another beautiful Cool Color piece!

Another beautiful Cool Color piece!

Cool Color piece with a black background.

Cool Color piece with a black background.

Warm Color Circle piece-amazing!

Warm Color Circle piece-amazing!

We popped out the warm watercolors so there was no "cheating" while using only cool colors...

We popped out the warm watercolors so there was no “cheating” while using only cool colors…

Our  Student Work Wall is filling up!

Our Student Work Wall is filling up!

Our Word Wall is beginning to fill up!

Our Word Wall is beginning to fill up!