art terms

Compass art


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Wednesday afternoon art students have been exploring the compass as an art tool.

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Students have been learning how basic math concepts of division and geometry are also art terms and concepts used in creating designs.

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Everyone enjoyed exploring the possibilities of the compass and how all of the circles work together to create an image.

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This is a great project for students to see the link between art and math skills.

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Students used lots of concentration as they explored creating various sizes of repeating circles.

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This project really stretched the students to see a new way of creating art through the use of tools from the math world as well as the art world.

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Everyone was thrilled with their accomplishments in exploring compass art.

Autumn afternoon art classes


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Students in our autumn afternoon art classes explored a variety of methods of making art.

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Students learned about balloon painting, the process of using a balloon as a paint brush to begin an image.

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Students also explored collage as a method of making an image.

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We also developed new skills in drawing.

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We explored building sculptural shapes using newspaper as a building tool.

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Students pushed their skills into new directions.

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The class gave the students a wide exposure to many varied art terms, artists and mediums.  We will be resuming our afternoon classes in mid-January.  If you have a child who is interested, classes will be on Wednesday afternoons for six sessions.  There will be two classes: one for ages 6-11 and the other class for age 12 and up.  Check back in early January for more information.