Last post of the year

Hey folks,

Another school year comes to a close and artwork is off the walls and headed home to be framed and adored by family and friends. Please enjoy these images that represent the final projects for 7th and 8th grades.

A new medium for most of he students, charcoal can be a challenge because of its messiness and unpredictability.  The students rose to the occasion, first toning the paper with a middle grey, then starting with the eraser to capture the highlights.  They then went in with more charcoal to find the darkest shadows and finally used white charcoal pencils to pick out the most delicate spots of light in eyes and hair.

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8th Graders based their work on famous pieces of art, but substituted animals in place of people and objects. This term look for Gainsburough’s “Blue Lion”, Millet’s “CrocOphelia” , and a hidden cat inspired by Van Gogh.   Can you tell which great artists are represented by the next generation?

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About sadams77

Illustrator and Art teacher in Maine.
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