6th Grade & Cultural Symbols
6th Grade students were introduced to cultural symbols from the Aboriginal, African, and Native American Tribes.
Students individually selected numerous symbols from each culture that they felt were the strongest and most interesting.
They then began the tedious task of selecting ‘bits and pieces’ of each symbol, combining and manipulating
them so that they ultimately created their own original symbol.
Students began the final steps by sanding their wood in preparation for woodburning.
They burned their original symbol into the wood, and created a wrap-around border
utilizing parts from the original base symbols. Students then used acrylic paint to finish it off in a splash of color!
8th grade students were introduced to photography, then asked to review National Geographic Magazine.
Students searched for an image they felt was artistically strong, and were drawn to on a personal level.
From architecture to foreign lands and animal species, students pulled specific shapes
from their photograph. They manipulated and abstracted the shapes to create their final composition.
Working with specific color schemes, students then used acrylic paint to create beautifully finished work!
Lincoln Junior High