Eighth graders in Art Tech class recently designed cross pendants with the Tinkercad computer-aided design app on their iPads. The goal is to 3D-print, during the current school year, a pendant for each student who successfully completed the project. If 8th graders would like to print their cross designs, but their work needs modification to print successfully, Mr. Bell is willing to offer time outside of class to help students adjust their models. Once printed, students may wear their crosses on a string or chain.
This week's work from Mr. Bell's Art Tech classes features 3rd grade airplanes, 5th grade origami, and the 8th grade Stations of the Cross project. A collage of photos shows 3D students as some have finished and others are finishing their paper and cardboard airplane sculptures. This multi-step geometry-based project develops spatial/structural reasoning abilities as students work to create airplanes with structural integrity (i.e., won't fall apart when thrown). Students individualize their airplanes through their color choices and wing designs.
For the 8th grade Stations of the Cross project, the grid method was employed to create free-hand pencil and ink drawings which were colored and edited with the Sketchbook app on iPads. Students' drawings are based on illustrations by contemporary artist Shari Van Vranken.
The video below titled "5D Flapping Birds 10-19-2023" shows fifth graders flapping the wings of their origami creations and waking up the neighborhood with their bird calls. Origami helps improve spatial/structural visualization skills and increase students' understanding of geometry concepts.
Eighth grade Art Tech students have recently been creating cross design pendants with the Tinkercad computer-aided design app on their iPads. The goal is to 3D-print a pendant for each student who has successfully completed the project. Printing will be done during the remainder of the school year. Students may pass a string or chain through a horizontal hole in the top to wear the cross as a necklace.
The video below titled "5W Origami Flapping Birds 10-11-2023" shows fifth grade art students flapping the wings of their origami creations and practicing their bird calls. Origami helps improve spatial/structural visualization skills and strengthens students' understanding of geometry concepts.
On Friday, October 6, from 5:00 to 8:00PM, fourteen artworks by SPCS 8th graders were on display in the store front of the Sarah Weir Group realty agency during the Downtown Greenville ArtWalk. Mr. Bell selected 14 from among many beautiful Stations of the Cross drawings that our 8th graders have recently completed.
The Stations of the Cross is a series of images depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion and the accompanying prayers. Eighth graders used the grid method to make free-hand pencil drawings of illustrations by contemporary artist Shari Van Vranken of the fourteen Stations of the Cross. When finished with their drawings, students colored and edited photos of their drawings using the Sketchbook graphic design app on their iPads.
The following students' work was selected for the ArtWalk:
Jules Bowling, Raffy Balanay, Abby Flowers, Valdemar Garcia-Nava, Nick Coggins, Victoria Castillo, Carter Davenport, Alicia Baumgartner, Thomas Stroud, Nathan Wright, Marshall Wingfield, Stelling Harris, Brooke Owens, and Claire McDonald.
Below are photos from the exhibition.
This week's work from Mr. Bell's Art Tech classes features the 8th grade Stations of the Cross project. Students used the grid method to create free-hand pencil and ink drawings which they colored and edited with the Sketchbook app on their iPads. Students carefully observed gridded illustrations by contemporary artist Shari Van Vranken as they drew block-by-block on larger proportional grids.
Explore recent "From the Art Room" entries to learn more about this project and see the students' work progress.
Mr. John Bell, Art Teacher
Mr. Bell focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and presented STREAM (Science, Religion, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) workshops at the Diocesan Teacher Conference, as well as multiple workshops throughout his years in the Diocese.