After finishing work on the drawing and digital graphic design portion of the 6th grade animal and plant cell project, Art Tech students have begun to create cloth pillows modeled after their cell drawings. Students in the photos shown here are using cloth, thread, needles, and polyfill stuffing to develop the basic forms of their cells. Once the pillow form is complete, students will refer to their cell drawings (such as the ones below) as they design the organelles, which will be cut from scraps of cloth and affixed to the pillows with fabric glue.
Third graders of the 3D and 3H classes are shown launching their paper and cardboard jets in the videos below. Structural reasoning, measurement, symmetry, aerodynamics, and considerations of color were important factors as students designed and constructed these sculptures.
This week, work from the Art/Art Tech classes includes 6th grade cell drawings, 8th grade perspective drawings, and 2nd grade paper and cardboard Cross sculptures. Photos below show the Cross sculptures in the church on the day of the 8th Grade Saints Program, which was held on November 6th. The second graders rolled all of the cylindrical paper components and measured, cut, and taped the various parts. Students chose the colors with which they designed their crosses.
The science-related 6th grade cell drawing project combines freehand drawing, photography, Sketchbook graphic design software, and the Google Slides presentation app.
Eighth grade Art Tech students finished the first quarter with an exercise in 1-point perspective street view drawing.
As part of the Art Tech classes' integrated STREAM approach, 6th graders have been drawing plant and animal cells. This project specifically relates to middle school science. Students imported photos of their pencil and ink drawings into the Sketchbook graphic design app on their iPads. Sketchbook was used to color and edit the cell drawings, and create background colors. Students moved their digitally colored drawings to the Google Slides iPad app for labelling.
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.