Monday, May 8, 2017

Calling All 8th Graders!




Wednesday, May 3, 2017

End of Year Deadlines

All artwork is available for pick-up in the art room NOW for current students.

1st Semester Art Students can pick up their artwork on the tables next to the Grand Staircase.

Visual Composition Students

1. All Final Exam Projects and Essays Due on Friday, May 19th.

2. All art portfolio blogs need to be updated. This is a requirement and a grade. Due on Monday, May 22nd.

Please refer to the original blog post. You need to have the following pages:

1. Home page - with your artist statement on it
2. Sketchbook page - with 8-10 of your best drawings on it
3. Altered book page - with 6-8 of your best pages on it-include drawing!
4. Projects page - colored pencil, painting, reflections, color wheel, print, art show pieces, final project, clay bowls, cubes, and any other assignments you have done in here or at home. The more you have, the stronger your portfolio!
5. Assessment - Both assessments should be on this page - including the writing. Do not upload a picture of your writing - type it in!

Please remember what we went over about taking photographs for the website and how to crop pictures in order to put emphasis on the artwork and not the bush in the background! Take the time to make this portfolio look personal by adding your own pics or copyright appropriate pics in the headers. Do not use default pics!


If you have any additional questions please see me when you can or email.



Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Cool Mash-Up Art



This is a mix of art genres


A mix of two artists....Haring and Mondrian

Be creative, do some research, and ask for help when you need to!








Visual Comp Final Assignment/Exam


The theme for the production assignment will be “Artistic Mash-Up” focusing on art elements and principles of design.  This production assignment will involve students infusing or “mashing” two or more concepts within the visual arts together to create a new, innovative artwork.

 

Possible mash-ups can span different artists, time periods, media and more!  It will be up to the teacher and student to take the concept in an innovative direction.

 

Possible ideas include “mashing” of:

 

-different artists (different Masters, old and modern, etc.)

-different historic art genres

-different media and materials

-different arts areas (history, criticism, production and aesthetics)

-different subject areas (Art and Math, Art and Science, etc.)

-different art careers

-different objects (natural vs. mechanical, real vs. mythical, etc.)

-and more!

 

 The final product must include:



The finished artwork

Artwork title

Artist statement (Description of the Mash-up Concept and Elements/Principles used)

Here is a copy of the rubric - use it to check your work along the way.


This is your final exam. You have two weeks to do it and I will not accept it late. This must be turned in on Friday, May 19th by the end of class.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Celebrations!

What a wonderful turn out at the Acworth Cultural Art Center this weekend. Many art stars gathered to celebrate the hard work of McClure Artists this year. We were very fortunate to be joined by Acworth mayor Tommy Allegood! Three students were chosen for best in show.


Congratulations to Olivia, Caroline, and Charlotte!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Chupicuaro!

McClure is very lucky to announce that ceramic artist Ernesto Guevara will be a guest artist on April 27th. We will be learning about the ancient culture of Chupicuaro and creating traditional hand built pottery together.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The McClure art show is coming! Please mark your calendars for awards night on Saturday, April 22 from 6-8pm at the Acworth Cultural Arts Center. Please plan to come and help us celebrate all the art work the art students have done this year! All Visual Composition 1 students are required to be there so please plan accordingly. It will be a lot of fun!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Installation Art



Would you be willing to be covered in Cheetos for the sake of art? What about being covered in polka dots? Explore more installation art and artists below.





Friday, February 24, 2017

Mark It On Your Calendar!


Friday, February 10, 2017

The Crayon Lab Film Festival

Click below to view our artist biographies!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPS9p8mZzobG8LuOj70yVeeI2zPevT_HN

Friday, February 3, 2017

Paper Slide/Green Screen Videos

As you prepare for your artist video biography project please take a look at the below list if you need inspiration!



Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Monday, January 30, 2017

Perspective Drawing



If you enjoyed learning the basics of perspective drawing in art class, you might also enjoy some of the additional perspective drawing lessons found here.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Unsung Heroes



 The ArtEffect Project, with a $7,500 grand prize, gives students grades 6-12 an opportunity to generate unique, creative interpretations both literal and abstract that honor the legacies of Unsung Heroes in an array of artistic mediums. LMC’s arts initiative aims to teach students the power they have to create positive change in the world through visual storytelling. Students may choose between celebrating an already discovered Unsung Hero or discovering a new Unsung Hero to share with the world. Last year one of our very own was a finalist in this competition! If you are interested in participating please see me or go here for more information.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Upside Down

In class this week we are talking about the difference between left and right brain functions. As we explore our drawing unit we are finding it easier to draw something detailed when it is upside down. This forces us to look at the lines and shapes (positive and negative) that make up the design instead of trying to draw something specific (ie: bamboo, woman, hut).  If you want to practice at home I have included the image here. Enjoy!



Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Art Journal Every Day





If you are taking any of the art classes offered this semester you will be using a sketchbook almost every day. Sometimes these are called: art journals, visual-verbal journals, altered books and several other monikers. Here is a great website that will provide you with lots of inspiration in the coming months!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Behind The Mask

This is a reminder to anyone creating artwork for the Behind The Mask exhibit at the Big Shanty Art Station. Projects are due first thing Thursday morning when you come to school! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone. Happy New Year!