Sunday, December 30, 2012

Middle School Art: Independent Projects

Watercolors Inspired by the Greek Gods, Poseidon, Zeus and Hades

Seasonal dioramas; a spring tornado, sunny summer day, autumn rain shower

Anne of Green Gables illustration inspired by the illustrations of Patricia Polacco; "The White Way of the Light"

Ocean Inspired Abstracts

Winter Pop Art Prints

"At the Spring"; clay sculpture inspired by Greek and Roman art
Personal Mixed-Media Collage

Friday, December 28, 2012

High School Art: Pencil Portraits

Students learned basic skills of placement and proportion then used this knowledge to create a pencil self portrait using a photo or mirror.

(Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Elizabeth O., Isabella I., Jonathan T., Paige F., Savannah S., Christie B.,  Abby B., Alex C., Lissa G.)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Middle School Art: Pencil vs. Camera Drawings

Students in Middle School Art studied the art of Belgian contemporary artist, Ben Heine; specifically work from his project "Pencil vs. Camera".  Students chose a photo image to use as a background and then tore a piece of drawing paper to cover part of the image. After attaching the drawing paper to the background, they drew parts of the real scene as well as a surreal or unexpected additions.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Middle School Art: Tint and Shade Landscapes

Students learned how to mix tints (a color + white) and shades (a color + black) then used this skill to create an atmospheric landscape with tempera on paper.

High School Art: Floating Art Museums in 3 and 4 Point Perspective

Students learned basic principles of 2, 3 and 4 point perspective.  Each artist chose either 3 or 4 point perspective and used these guidelines to design a futuristic floating art museum. They finished the pieces with colored pencils.