6th Grade Mapleview (2017-2018)

Project #1

6th Grade

Impressionism Painting

The 6th grade students learned how to create an Impressionism painting. The students learned about the Impressionism movement and what techniques made this movement so unique. The sixth grade students chose an image and tried to put their own spin on what that artist had created. Impressionsim has a few things that the students had to be sure they used in their painting: Bright colors, No water, Value (lights and darks), brush marks and no solid colors. The students learned how to mix many different colors as they were creating their painting. Impressionism is famous for thick paint, brush marks and the most famous impressionist painter is Van Gogh.

The Elements of Art we have covered are:

Color, Form, Line, Shape, Space, Value and Texture.

Mapleview 6th Grade Impre...nism Painting ‎(2017-2018)‎

Project #2

6th Grade

Plaster of Paris Sculpture

The students have created an abstract sculpture made of plaster of Paris, which is similar to what famous sculptors used for their masterpieces like the statue of David by Michelangelo. Michelangelo (March 6, 1475 – February 18, 1564), was a very famous sculptor that carved masterpieces from chunks of plaster, and that is what the 6th grade students have done. Students learned how to mix, pour and carve the plaster. The students also used files called rasps that would grind the plaster down and make it easy for the students to shape the plaster. Once the students were finished they used a spray paint of their choice to finish off their piece.

The Elements of Art we have covered are:

Color, Form, Line, Shape, Space, Texture and Value.

Mapleview 6th Grade Plaster of Paris ‎(2017-2018)‎

Project #3

6th Grade

Ceramic Slab Project

The students learned a different clay building technique called Slab. The students kneaded and flattened a piece of clay out by hand, without the use of any tools. After they had flattened their slab out they used another clay technique called carving, in which they carved out shapes and images into their slab. The students then built walls around their slab to make a cube, cylinder or rectangle. The students used wire tools, needle tools, modeling tools, fettling knives, ribs and ceramic sponges to create their design on their slab.

The Elements of art we have covered are:

Color, Form, Line, Shape and Texture.

Mapleview 6th Grade clay ‎(2017-2018)‎

Project #4

6th Grade

Wire Sculpture

The 6th grade students created a three dimensional object out of different size wire. They created it from different gages and colors of wire. They used many different techniques of wrapping wire with pliers and their hands to create their metal sculpture. The sculptures needed to be interesting all the way around (no dull areas).

The Elements of Art we have covered are:

Color, Form, Line, Shape, Space and Texture.

Mapleview 6th Grade Wire ‎(2017-2018)‎

Project #5

6th Grade

Sheet Metal

The students have created many different patterns that they have carved into a piece of sheet metal. The students are performing an old technique of bending and shaping metal called: Repousse. Repousse or metal tooling is a metalworking technique in which a bendable metal is ornamented or shaped by hammering from the reverse side. The students used a variety of wood tools, modeling tools or the end of a marker to shape their metal.

The Elements of Art we have covered are:

Color, Form, Line, Shape, Space, Texture and Value.

Mapleview 6th Grade Sheet Metal ‎(2017-2018)‎

Project #6

6th Grade

Colorful Patterns

The 6th grade students created a drawing with patterns, shapes, colors, lines, textures and value.

The Elements of art we have covered are:

Color, Line, Shape, Value and Texture.

Mapleview 6th Grade Colorful Drawing ‎(2018)‎