When I read powerful student writing, something happens to my knees. They actually shake. I know that sounds silly, but it just happens. I get weak in the knees. It’s a good thing I am usually sitting down when I read student posts because these days I would have to strap a pillow to my derriere. [...]
The Huzzahnians not in Band are in Art class with me–take a look at our latest project inspired by this teacher’s class.
The drawings below aren’t supposed to represent anything (that’s the big idea behind abstract art), but don’t they look just like candy to you? They make me think of candy sticks, the kind the that were in jars at the corner store when I was a kid, except not bendy. The idea for this project [...]
For a little Halloween fun, we sought out the creative inspiration of graphic artist Stefan G. Bucher. Several years ago he shared his imagination and talent with the world by creating The Daily Monster. He filmed the process and invited people to make their own. A simple process with infinite variation. You see it in [...]
Hi! It’s Chaeyoon who loves to draw! That picture, below, I drew that. It was hard to draw it. One day, I was drew character at recess time. Then my friend Sophie asked me, “Can you draw me like that?” So I drew this picture at Saturday morning. But there was one problem. I knew there [...]
We finished our self-portraits! We are a pretty fine looking crew, don’t you think? Not every student portrait is represented in this mosaic, but I will up-date this image as the last few are handed in. These were our first self-portraits, and it’s an exercise we will repeat. Many artists, from Rembrandt to van Gogh [...]
The Challenge: Draw a self-portrait. It’s tougher than it sounds! The Tools: A hand mirror, pencil, paper, and ruler (to prove to ourselves that our eyes are only half-way up our heads–not closer to the top!) The Learning: First, we looked at this video of portraits of women in the last 500 years: do you [...]