Congratulations to Harmony's Artists of the Month, Vaughan and Harper!
Harper's work was inspired by the illustrator, Jen Aranyi. Jen makes marker drawings of landscapes and then beautifully blends a variety of watercolors together to create the sky. Harper's work was chosen because of her great depiction of the mountains. The shadows and texture she gave to them make them feel particularly real. Her use of cool colors in the sky was also well done.
Vaughan's painting was inspired by Lina Iris Viktor. Lina makes geometric paintings with a very limited color palette: blue, black, 24k gold, and sometimes white. Vaughan's work shows a complex composition made from simple lines and shapes. I was also blown away by Vaughan's brush control. Her area's of paint were masterfully done.
Congratulations to Consolidated's Artist of the Month, Lila! Her work was inspired by the illustrator, Jen Aranyi. Lila's work shows awareness of spatial perspective and making things appear near and far from us. She also showed great control of her brush when blending watercolors together. Nice work, Lila!
Congratulations to Harmony's December Artists of the Month, Rachel and Ella!
Rachel was inspired by the abstract work of Reggie Laurent. She did a fantastic job incorporating both organic AND geometric shapes while also using her scissors and glue well. I was particularly impressed by the variety and thoughtfulness she showed when creating the patterns to go on top of her shapes. Nice work, Rachel!
Ella's work was inspired by the work of Jeff Koons who makes large balloon animal sculptures. Ella showed a delicate touch when using her chalk to create a sense of form (3D) on her balloon dog. Chalk is a tricky medium to use and she showed great skill with it! Her use of highlights and shadows makes that dog seem like it's real! Great job, Ella!
Congrats to Consolidated's Artist of the Month, Avery!
Avery recently finished up learning about Hokusai who is most well-known for his print of The Great Wave (please excuse the glare from the glass on her photo). Her work demonstrates a great sense of movement in her wave. I love the way she added white to her wave to make it appear as if it was moving and frothing. I also can always expect Avery to come in and make art with enthusiasm and persistence! Nice work, Avery!
Congrats to Morgan and Annie for being chosen as our Artists of the Month!
Morgan did a fabulous job demonstrating symmetry in her artwork inspired by Maya Hayuk! I also like how she worked from light colors to bright colors which helps to give her work a sense of space! The overlapping creates a lot of complexity as well!
Annie's artwork also deals with space! She used tints and shades to create mountains. The different use of values creates a foreground, middleground, and background. I also loved her energetic pose standing atop the mountain! This work was based on Caspar David Friedrich's "Wanderer Above a Sea of Fog."
Congratulations to Bella and Kelsey for being chosen as the December Artists of the Month!
Bella demonstrated great control of her scissors when making her Shape Robot! She added some wonderful details to her robot using crayons. I particularly like the antennas that she put coming out of her robot's head! Lastly, she printed a border of shapes using gold paint. Nice work Bella!
Kelsey was chosen for her artwork inspired by Julie Mehretu! Throughout the project, Kelsey layered parts of maps to create an abstract work of art. I was particularly drawn to Kelsey's choice of colors. She also showed thoughtfulness towards her composition by using a nice blend of lines (roads) and shapes (buildings). Great work, Kelsey!
Congrats to Makai and Josie for being the November Artists of the Month!
Makai showed great control when cutting out his squares and rectangles during our Piet Mondrian inspired project. He also showed awareness of his composition by not printing too few or too many black lines.
Josie's artwork was inspired by James Rizzi. She demonstrated her knowledge of the rainbow order by painting her buildings in that order. She also added several different wild emotions to her buildings and showed a sense of space by overlapping.
This year, Harmony is trying something new. We will be spotlighting 2 Artists of the Month! The Artists of the Month will have their artwork hung in Mrs. Stuckey's office and also receive a certificate for all their hard work!
Kaydence (left) and Jazalynn (right) were selected to be our first Artists of the Month! Nice work ladies!
Kaydence's self-portrait, inspired by street artists RETNA and El Mac, does a wonderful job of portraying proper facial proportions. She created her own symbols and written language that she used to fill her ENTIRE background, going above and beyond what I expected!
Jazalynn's beautiful mountains were inspired by Alexander Calder. Her great brushwork using the primary colors and drawing of mountains does a wonderful job of portraying a sense of space!
Harmony and Consolidated Elementary Art Teacher in Milton, WI. UW-Eau Claire graduate. WAEA President-Elect. Apple Teacher.