Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Portraits of Orphans in Different Countries with the Memory Project

Memory Project Orphans in Syria 

Memory Project - drawings of orphans from all over the world.
  • Students draw portraits from photographs sent to us,
  • Portraits then delivered to orphans.
  • Video is sent back to us of the delivery about 2 months after the portraits are finished.

6.Riverview Middle Artsonia Gallery Portraits of Orphans in Ethiopia
7.Riverview Middle Artsonia Gallery Portraits of Orphans in Madagascar
8. Riverview Middle Artsonia Gallery Portraits of Orphans in Romania
9. Riverview Middle Artsonia Gallery Portraits of Orphans in Afganistan
10. Riverview Middle Artsonia Gallery Portraits of Orphans in Bolivia
11. Riverview Middle Artsonia Gallery Portraits of Orphans in Columbia

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sock it to Me

sock it to me winners

Illustration Friday

Illustration Friday

Each week you will get a word to draw about in your sketchbook from the website: Illustration Friday. 
  • Draw whatever that word makes you think. 
  • Include at least 10 details. 
  • And it should be in color with markers, painter or color pencil. 
***YOU CHOOSE what materials to use and what to draw. *** 

Some weeks I will cut out something and give to you to include in your drawing such as last year I gave each student a soccer ball, pencil, 
M & M,...

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Geometric Art, Tangrams, Patterns on the iPad

  1. APP - an application, typically a small, specialized program downloaded onto mobile devices like an iPad. 
  2.  Symmetry - is when one shape becomes exactly like another if you flip, slide or turn it.
  • Create art that is symmetrical with the Ipad app "iOrnament".
  • Play around with the app until you create something you like then print it on the black and white printer and add color with markers or color pencils. 
  • Write 2 sentences about how you made your pattern with iOrnament.

    IOrmanet app

    Sunday, October 25, 2015

    Everyartist Live October 29th at Riverview Middle

     This is an annual day celebrating the importance of creativity. Hundreds of thousands of students all over the world on one day will create art about "What Fuels Your Creativity? and their art will be uploaded and exhibited at the Houston Museum of Art

    Riverview Middle's Art Gallery for Everyartist Live 

    Why does creativity matter?
    Research shows that involvement with the creative arts increases our capacity to
    innovate as children and adults.
    Creative arts are shown to increase, motivation, cooperation, and self-esteem.
    Kids initiate their creative thinking abilities before they even develop reading, writing,
    or arithmetic skills. It is creativity that drives innovation in everything… creativity is
    what moves people to new ideas and advancements.
    • Participation in the arts improves problem solving abilities.
    • Creativity is shown to increase motivation, cooperation, and self-esteem
    • A movement called STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) to STEAM
    is emerging. STEAM adds Art+ Design into STEM. We want to get ahead of the
    • The workforce of the future is facing complex problems that will require
    creativity and innovation to solve.

    Wednesday, September 30, 2015

    Creating a Creative Color Wheel with Colors


    The scientist, Isaac Newton realized that the colors of the spectrum could be seen as a circle and invented the color wheel. Pinterest Baldauf color wheel board online interactive color wheels emotional color color wheel color flashcards color vocabulary Few projects do I do year after year with ever group of art students... Beginners to advance students learn something new from making a color wheel.  Color-wheels can be done in crayon, watercolor, color pencil or any media. Making a color wheel with color pencils shows students how color pencils can be blended. Making a color wheel with watercolor lets students learn about mixing paints. They only use red, yellow and blue watercolor paints. (I take the rest out of the set) Beginner students I have, outline the color wheels with crayon to keep the paint in the shapes. Advance students can make their own color wheels to paint. Color vocabulary can be covered: primary, secondary, cool & warm colors, hues, tints, shades and each of the luscious color words. An artist loves colors, loves color wheels and looking at and creating colors in a color wheels.