Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Happy 1st day of school!

Today was the first day of school and it was great to be back!  New faces and familiar faces alike, it was nice to be back in an art room setting!  We never posted the completed mosaic project fro last spring, so I thought this would be a good way to kick off the new school.    Students in the visual arts classes of Edison started an installation project in October of 2012 with the goal of completing it by the spring of 2013.   With the help of the Manufacturing Technology students who cut out the large letters, they were then able to add paint and hand crafted clay tiles.   Students gained knowledge in the areas of manipulating clay to add recessive and additive parts, and color theory for piecing the mosaic together to be aesthetically pleasing.  They also were challenged to tie in a literacy component by creating tiles that describe the atmosphere of Edison and what a great place it is to be at!  Lastly, we know that our middle schoolers are no strangers to social media so we have begun an instagram account this year!  Follow us @edisonart!