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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

How do you paint a memoir

By collaborating with the 8th grade ELA teachers, my students go to take the memoir that they were working on in their ELA class and turn it into a painting

 One of the first things that we did was study compostion, such as Masaccio's Holy Trinity. The goal was for the students to come up with three rought sketches of a memori that would get the viewer's eye all aroudn their work. The students used the info sheets from the English teachers to help plot out their favorite memories.

The students then received a palette, palette knife and acrylic paint as they began to work with color. I encouraged them to only use the primary colors, just so that they could see what values and hues that they could make. 

 Over the course of a few days, they began to wrap up their canvas boards with their paintings. Some of them even had a bit of free time to make up a "free draw" painting so that they could use up their paint
It was nice to have a class set of Ipads at our disposal so that they could further discuss their memoir work. The students that finished first got to use the Pages app so that they could properly showcase their art and emotions into a written form. Check out some of them below

Clarissa.pdf Download this file
CormeekMeek.pdf Download this file
Elisabeth_Neal.pdf Download this file
Ginger_best_.pdf Download this file
Heaven2.pdf Download this file
Jacob.pdf Download this file
Krysta.pdf Download this file
Olivia.pdf Download this file
Maria.pdf Download this file
Santaliz.pdf Download this file
Tyra2.pdf Download this file
Zachary.pdf Download this file

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