I wrapped up the school year recently with an end of the year Art Retrospective of my Studio Art I students' artwork! This year I had the privilege of teaching a great group of 6th-12th graders who worked so hard and learned so much! They studied the Elements of Art and Principles of Design and how artists use these core components in their work. They also explored the mediums of pencil and charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor, oil pastels, colored pencils, sculpture, acrylic painting and mixed media as they created their work. Before diving into our projects, we studied several artists, including Romare Bearden, Henri Matisse, Albrecht Duer, Andre Derain, Alexander Calder, Georgia O'Keeffe, Wassily Kandinsky and Susan Krieg among others. It was great to discuss these Master Artists and how we could learn from them. All of my students' artwork turned out amazingly and I could not be more proud of what they accomplished! Here are a few photos from the exciting night!
It was so fun to see everyone interacting with the art and to see my students proudly discussing their creations! It was such a great night and I look forward to hopefully working with these talented young people again next year!