Saturday, September 15, 2012

Artist of the Week

My school has a glass display case near the main entrance, and the administration has kindly let me use it for art displays. Every week on Friday, I pick an outstanding piece of student art, and hang it in the display case with a sign saying "Artist of the Week" above the art and the student's name below the art. It's really about as wonderful of a display case as I could ask for, because the back is cork covered in fabric, so I can pin pictures to it, and there are pegs for a glass shelf I can have temporarily installed when the art is 3D.

This week, my 6th graders just finished printmaking (with foam), and I was really impressed with this student's printing skills (below), so I picked his work. I love how the ink (Speedball water-based) is a little transparent, so the colors change slightly depending on what color paper they are being printed on. The blue on the left print and the middle print is the same; the yellow ink on the second print and fourth is the same; but each image has it's own beautiful hue.

It's going to take me some time to finish sorting and grading everyone in 6th grade's prints, since most students have 6 prints (three colors of ink each on two separate papers), but I will post more about this art project in a few days.


  1. Lovely line work and pattern ... I also love the color choices!

  2. Very impressive for 6th grade artist! Great attention to detail and color combinations for the finished prints!