Fifth grade students have been exploring collage through the medium of digital photography.
Students began with taking self portraits in black and white on a neutral background.
Students photographed their partners in sections, focusing on parts of the face instead of creating a whole portrait.
The next step was to look at all of the images they had to work with on their collage.
After viewing the work of artist David Hockney and others who created collages from digital portraits, the students set to work on their own creations.
Everyone had different ideas on how to process their collage.
Most students had fun with this open-ended collage project.
The final step was to glue down their images onto poster board. The process was much like creating a puzzle of themselves.
Here are several examples of the students’ work which are now on display.
Fifth grade students were busy before Christmas break creating Christmas portraits for presents.
Students worked in teams of two to create a portrait of each other for their project.
Everyone learned to work together and use available space and light to create nice studio space for portraits.
Fifth graders also learned the importance of a solid background for a portrait.
Everyone enjoyed learning to use the new technology of digital photography and creating a gift for others.
Fifth grade students have begun their study of photography using digital cameras.
Everyone has been working with a partner as they learn the functions of the camera.
Students have been learning how to compose an image which forces them to focus on the image and background.
Students are very excited about learning this new technology in the art room.
It’s great to see the students become so excited to learn!
At the end of class students review and edit their images in camera before they are reviewed next week by the class.
The Last Richmond Art Exhibition
Willard City Schools Elementary Art Department
Richmond School Art Exhibition
Opening Reception Saturday, May 23, 2015 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
at The Art Junction
2634 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850 next to the New Haven United Methodist Church
Regular Gallery Hours:
Fridays & Saturdays, May 23 – May 30, 2015 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
*Special showings upon request!
Come view the paintings of Richmond School’s 6th grade visual art students, digital photography of the 5th grade students, and cooperative sculpture by the 4th grade students under the direction of artist/teacher Kevin Casto. 6th grade students explored the theme of popular culture with mixed media on 16 x 20” canvases. 5th grade students explored their environment through digital photography, and 4th grade students created a cooperative sculpture based on the art of Jean Dubuffet. PLEASE SUPPORT the emerging art talents of these young artists by attending their exhibition this spring as they visually express themselves and the greater community around them.
The students’ paintings and photographs will be on sale during the exhibit. All proceeds from the sale of their artwork will be placed in the art fund for the Elementary Art Program. We hope you will participate! Their artwork would be a great addition to your home, business or organization!
The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street New Haven, OH next to the New Haven United Methodist Church.
The Art Junction is a community-based art education program designed to bring gallery space, local art exhibitions, lessons and creative opportunities to the Willard area for adults, teens, seniors, and children to learn to create together a better community! For more information on this or future programs at the Art Junction contact Kevin Casto M.A., Director, at 419-935-3404, Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our blog http://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com
Fifth grade students have been exploring creating a collage out of their photographs.
Fifth graders had many options to choose from as they worked to create a collage from many layers of one image.
Photographs were printed in several solid colors and students cut them up and put the pictures together to create one new image.
Some students added color to their images to add another dimension to their project.
This was a great project to stimulate the students’ creativity and to open their horizons to new ways of thinking about images.
Fifth grade students participated in a second critique session, this time from their winter photography session.
Students have been using the four-step process of critiquing their photography.
Students learn to: describe – tell exactly what they see; analyze – use the elements/principles to reflect upon the art form; interpret – ask what the image is trying to say; and evaluate – determine how successful or important the photograph is.
The fifth graders enjoyed participating in this hands-on method of photographic critiquing.
Fifth grade students had the opportunity to venture outdoors to explore digital photography in winter.
Students worked in teams of two as they explored the winter environment through photography.
The fifth graders are learning how to use the various functions on the cameras to add many special effects to their images.
Learning to look at the environment, use the available light and compose a pleasing image are a few of the concepts students have been learning in this unit of study.
Here are a few examples of the students’ photography around Richmond School this winter.
Students explored color and black and white photography.