Ms. Jenifer Lake
- Art Teacher
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What's Happening in Art
K – drawing plants & watercoloring, painting like seurat, learning about frida kahlo
1 – making robot prints, learning about mark rothko
2 – finishing new year dragon puppets, & making gustav klimt collages, learning about louise bourgeois
3 – finishing louise nevelson assemblages, & beginning a new project on kehinde wiley
4 – andy warhol portraits, & working on our prayer mandalas
5 – learning about sandy skoglund & making clay installations
6 – finishing up our life ladders & will begin niki de st phalle clay sculptures soon
7 – working on our cindy sherman photos & next up will be a clay project on giacometti
8 – continuing to forge ahead with our self portraits!
a quick update of the projects we are working on currently —
K: spooky pasta skeletons & watercolor forests
1: mr bones skeleton hanging & kandinsky paintings
2: dia de los muertos drawins
3: sumi-e cat & spider paintings + color wheel review & drawing exercises
4: clay totem poles
5: drawing skills unit
6: finishing up our chair sculptures & beginning japanese tea bowls
7: finishing up picasso plate sculptures & beginning cindy sherman
8: finishing up clay viola frey figures & beginning our self portraits
i am super excited to get started this year in our new atelier! pop by & say hi & see the awesome new space we’ll be having our art classes in. Keep an eye out in the Wednesday envelope because our after school art workshops & clay club information plus sign ups will be going out soon.
we are going to have a superb 2016-17 year!
K -- Georges Seurat, Frida Kahlo, Halloween themed art, Winter themed art, New Year themed art, sculpture unit, printing unit, self portraiture, mixed media collage, holiday artworks, Henri Matisse, religious themed projects.
1st -- Self portraiture, sculpture unit, Alexander Calder, Piet Mondrian, watercolor units, Guatemalan art, Wassily Kandinsky, printing unit, seasonal themed projects, holiday themed projects, color wheel unit, paper collage, clay unit, religious themed projects.
2nd -- Gustav Klimt, Vincent van Gogh, Chinese new year art, Alexander Calder wire art, sculpture unit, seasonal themed art, holiday art, self portraiture, Dia de los Muertos unit, ceramic unit, religious themed projects.
3rd -- Josef Albers, Henri Rousseau, Aboriginal art, Modigliani, renaissance painters, japanese sumi-e painting, ceramic sculpture unit, winter art, sculpture unit, printing unit, Louise Nevelson, holiday art, native american art, religious themed projects.
4th -- Andy Warhol, Kai Chan, Chilean indian art, greek art, Edward Hopper, Mark Rothko, native american ceramic & drawing art, printmaking unit, ceramic sculpture unit, watercolor unit, holiday art, religious themed projects.
5th -- Southern clay face pots, Susan Skoglund, Wayne Thiebaud, pacific northwest indian art, Japanese origami, Georgia O'Keeffe, drawing unit, religious themed projects.
In addition to these artists & units all grade levels are exposed to a multitude of mediums including but not limited too: chalk pastels, oil pastels, watercolors, paint, printing, clay, color pencils, charcoal pencils, sculpture, drawing, paper art, collage art, & mixed media art.
*Philosophically I believe in the excitement of creating art, knowing the how & the WHY as to making & looking at art, & in knowing how to take pride in one's own creations. I believe students should be able to speak about their works as well as make their art. I think children should have a great time in expressing themselves in my classroom!
Curriculum Overview 6-8
6th gr: Japanese tea bowls, self portrait as a chair, life ladders, Niki de St Phalle, Architecture...
7th gr: Pablo Picasso, Andy Goldsworthy, Sarah Sze, Kara Walker, Cindy Sherman...
8th gr: Frida Kahlo self portraits, Viola Frey clay sculptures, Miranda July public art pieces, Street art unit...
*Philosophically, I believe that in middle school it is imperative that my students be able to talk about their work. I strive for them to not only understand the process, but also how to be a creator -- & more importantly, to be able to think critically & discuss the reasons WHY we make art. I want them to be aware of contemporary artists & artwork & know that art is a viable & important part of being a human being on the planet! Of course, I also wish for them to have an enjoyable time in the creating of their artworks!