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2016 7th grade Art

  • Geneseo Middle School begins another great year of art classes!
  • Enrollment is up and the artistic talent is plentiful 🙂
  • These are just a few photos of artwork in the first weeks of school.
  • More photos to come soon …..

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Jasper Johns inspired Printmaking

Geneseo 7th grade art students studied artwork from Jasper Johns and prints from Andy Warhol to inspire them to create their own “Pop Art Prints”  Using linoleum easy cut blocks and their first name, students carved their creative initial.  After repeating the printing process at least 16 times, then students chose a color group to guide the mixing of oil pastels in the negative spaces provided from their multiple prints.  The results are stunning, similar to Jasper Johns “Numbers” series.

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Foil Tooling

Geneseo 7th grade art students create an image of an endangered animal on embossing foil.  Students began with a pencil sketch on 4×4″ paper, then tooled their image by tracing sketch onto silver or copper foil using a ball point ink pen. Using embossing tools, students began stretching the foil into high or low relief.  Black ink was added and burnished off to create contrast.

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Cardboard Loom Yarn Weaving

Geneseo 7th graders created weavings using a cardboard loom and yarn.  Each student was required to use 3 advanced weaving techniques.  Many included Somak, Vertical Bars, Dovetail, Rya, Twill and Twining.

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Portrait Grid Drawings

Magazine Portrait Grid Drawings

Geneseo 7th grade art students recreated portraits from magazines using a grid process to help with facial feature accuracy.

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Ceramic Lanterns

Ceramic Lanterns

Geneseo Middle School 7th grade art class created clay lanterns.  Each students was given a small amount of clay, but could create a lantern with either slab, pinch pot, or slab hand building method.

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Pop Art Printmaking

7th graders from Geneseo Middle School explore the art of printmaking using inspiration from famous artist Jasper Johns and his paintings “Numbers” & “Letters”.  Students used their first name initial, printed it repeatedly, then used oil pastels to blend colors.

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Genseso 8th grade artist, Allison Yager

Allison completed a ceramic vessel that required adding natural elements.

She created the clay pot using coil and slab building techniques

Her glaze is Amaco CTL-43 series called “AURORA”

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Foil Tooling

Foil Tooling of Endangered Animals created by 7th grade at Geneseo Middle School

 

 

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