Thursday, May 18, 2017

Macrame Bracelets...KNOTS!

Use the internet to find a pattern. 
I have pinned several to this board
Copy and paste image of pattern to Microsoft word and print out two copies...1 for Mrs. Hurd with your name on it, and one for yourself to look at while creating.
When finished you may have free-time on internet.

It must be somewhat difficult....NO BRAIDING.  It needs to be a knot pattern.  No side winders, or ladders

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Example of what to do....Image result for friendship bracelets

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Hieroglyphics and Egyptian Art

Use the symbols below to create your own cartouche.

You will be graded on composition, use of space and class time, creativity, and craftsmanship.

You may use colored pencils or pastels to create.

This assignment is due on Friday the 12th of May.

  1. a carved tablet or drawing representing a scroll with rolled-up ends, used ornamentally or bearing an 

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egyptian alphabet symbols for Crack the Code print project-great for Fourth Great Lesson...also has stuff for Africa:

Greek Columns- Crafts

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Students will create a column drawing in the style of the Greek Order- Students may choose Doric, Ionic, or Corinthian.

Students will be graded on proportions/composition, shading, and craftsmanship.

Use the examples for inspiration.
Think about composition- 

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

3-D Landscape

Intro to Art:  3-D Landscape

* Complete Sketchbook assignment.

* Answer Prompts below, and show Mrs.Hurd before you get started.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Intro. to Art- Coil Pots

Watch Video:
Notice the different techniques...
Coil, slab, pebbles, spiral medallions

Read the Clay Terms
Write the Clay Terms and Definitions in your sketchbook or on paper.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Patriotic Poppies For Memorial Day with Mrs. Hurd's Drawing Class

Paper Mache Gargoyles with Mrs. Hurd's Crafts Class

Gargoyle/Grotesque Project

Inspiration:  Labyrinth the movie

Students will watch Jim Henson's the Labyrinth Movie and complete movie notes handout.


Create a gargoyle or grotesque creature inspired by Jim Henson's puppets out of paper mache.  Watch the paper mache demo below for ideas.

Directions: 1. Brainstorm
2. Sketch out ideas & decide
3. Breakdown sketch into individual parts
4. Decide how you are going to make it three dimensional- cardboard, tape, crumpled paper, shaped paper, wire, tin foil
5.  What color will you be painting the sculpture?  Funky, faux stone, solid, pattern?
6.  Get sketch approved by Mrs. Hurd

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Students will view ppt, define vocabulary words, and create a mandala.

                            Radialsymmetry from Natalie Hurd


Wood Burning


Look through the pinterest board.  Look through pinterest and google.
Get an idea.
Find a picture.
Print out picture to fit plaque or door hander size.  You will need to measure.
Transfer on to wood.
Begin Woodburning.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Emoji's Drawing:

Emoji Sketchbook Project

Friday Sketchbook Assignment:
Complete 6 different emoji in your sketchbook.  
Each emoji should represent something you find interesting or enjoy doing.
Each emoji should be colored, and shaded.
(You can use colored pencils, markers, or a combination)
Sign the bottom right corner when you are finished.

Look at real emoji, and transform and add to make unique.
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Japanese Notans