Monday, September 17, 2012

Fantasy Art: Dragons!

Students in the Fantasy Art workshop read the description of the dragon Smaug from the Hobbit and then discussed characteristics of dragons.  They studied drawings and paintings of dragons by various artists and used these to inspired their own dragons.  The students created each part of their dragon separately then attached the parts with metal fasteners.


Monday, September 10, 2012

High School Art: Altered Book Pages

Students in High School Art began the year by working on an altered book which will be worked on throughout the year.  Each student chose an old, used book and began altering its cover and pages by drawing, paintings, glueing, cutting, folding, collaging it's pages.  Their first assignment in these books was to create a few pages inspired by specific elements and principles of design. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Middle School Art: Self-Portrait Silhouettes

Middle School artists began the year by looking at the art Guiseppe Arcimboldo, a Renaissance painter who created portraits made up of other objects (such as fruit, vegetables and birds). The students took this concept and made it their own by filling their own silhouette with images of things that tell something about themselves.  Students used pencil, ink and watercolors to complete their works.