It's here! Summertime! Part of me is wondering where the year went and part of me can't believe we finally made it. Our state testing was rather late in the year so I had my 4th quarter students about 2 weeks longer than I have in the past. This gave us time to do some catching up and a little bit of assessment toward the end of the quarter.
The last project that we did was a bit of a test. I reminded my students of the concepts that we explored this year, some way back in September. I put containers of sea shells on their tables, along with some photographs of seashells and challenged them to fill their pages with drawings of the shells. I gave them free reign but asked them to show me what they remembered about value and space, drawing from life, drawing from other sources and a few other concepts. The only thing I asked was that they show me value in grayscale, using pencils only.
This is what they came up with. I think it is safe to say that we are all dreaming of long, lazy summer days.
I took these pics with my iPhone, so I apologize that they aren't the best quality
I have been trying to figure out how to embed a PDF document here so that I could share my Summer Art Challenge with you but so far, I have not been very successful. In the meantime, here are a couple of screenshots of the challenges I came up with this summer. Lots of kids took one so I hope to have a bunch of stuff turned in when school starts back.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful, creative summer and that all of your summertime dreams come true!