Visual Arts teacher Jana DeSimone shares her lesson ideas and the art of her students. This blog is a place for students and adults to see the vast array of art that we are learning about and
creating in 7th
and 8th Grade Visual Arts at Aldrich Junior High School.
Each student took many elements from the poster observation activity to develop an original drawing that I referred to as a "visual map". Each drawing would serve as the plan for their sculpture. Although students were able to have artistic freedom to adjust their plan when it became a sculpture, you should still be able to see a strong relationship between both pieces of art. It was important that students understand the concept of making art as a process that takes planning, thought and the revision of ideas. This concept is evident in the circus elephant by Danika, the Native American figure by Daniel R., and Degas' Ballerina by Claudia.