For this project, 7th graders learned about value through using repurposed materials (newspaper). First, students identified four main values within a newspaper, then worked in teams to create value scales using cut pieces from each value. After I took their photographs, students used the same values from their value scales to match values within their photographs and collaged over them to create a self portrait with newspaper. Throughout this project, we analyzed work by an artist named Sergio Albiac.
This project was created by a class of 14-18 year old students. In a lesson about abstract sculpture, students continued their exploration of line through the use of wire. The class worked both independently and collaboratively to create wire sculptures representing an interpretation of human bones. Students then collaborated to piece their sculptures together to recreate a human skeleton. This project was inspired by the use of line and form seen in sculptures created by Alexander Calder. To further our understanding of abstract compositions, we looked at work by Constantin Brancusi and compared styles between the two artists. Students learned about proportion while applying what they have already learned about form and contour line.