Grade 7/8 students created functional Toad Houses out of clay. The students learned how to model the house using either a pinch pot or slab construction technique. Where their projects got really creative and interesting was in adding decorative, whimsical details.
Grade 5/6 students created coil pots their challenge was to create a form showing movement, rhythm and harmony with 3 or more types of coiling techniques. Each layer was carefully scratched and attached. After firing the students painted their creation using acrylic paints.
props, The grade 5/6 Art students created their own stop motion animation Movies using the stop motion animation and the iMovie apps on the iPad minis. They worked with their small table groups to create a movie with a storyboard, narrative, characters, backgrounds, sets, music and voice over narration. The students learned how intensive stop motion animation is many groups exceeded the 500 frame goal in creating their movies.
Grade 7/8 students created both realistic bird and insect drawings as well abstract flower enlargements. Their work was hung at the Davis Center (District Headquarters) Link gallery 7th of January through 8th of February.
Grade 5/6 Students created Virtue of the Week posters as a way to celebrate the different altruistic goals each week at Field.
To kick off the school year and begin with an open ended assignment in which the students could demonstrate their drawing interests and skills in using different drawing media. We started with Arttist Trading Cards. ATC's are a new way for Artists to network with other artists and create small trading card size artworks which they trade at meet-ups or through trading by selecting artworks on the internet which are then mailed back and forth as a trade. The small size of these miniature artworks meant that they can be created relatively quickly and then traded as a novel way to build a community of artists and as a way to build an appreciation of the work of their peers. The students enjoyed the social aspect of interacting with their peers and negotiating trading their cards with other student-artists.
Thank You to trusty volunteer Terry Mazig for submitting these great photos from our mortar day last week! Many thanks to Terry and Heather Walker for helping out on Friday. Much appreciated.
Thank You a hundred times to the Hanson Family Foundation for funding our mural project. It is so wonderful to have generous support of the arts here at Field Community School.
The school year has ended, but the mural will live on! The work continues. There are 12 panels completed for the mural. Each panel has 18 student ceramic tiles that illustrate some aspect of the Hale and Field history. Many are about the neighborhood and the schools themselves. Some students chose to address racism in the past and the present. Tiles also commemorate prominent figures in our neighborhood history like Mike Andrews, Archie Givens, Lena Olive Smith, the Lee Family and more. Here are a few images of single tiles and then whole mural panels.