Saturday, June 22, 2013

High School Art: Final Project, Artist Chairs

For their final project, High School Art students painted a wooden chair in the style of a master artist.

Middle School Art: 3-D Master Paintings

Each student in Middle School Art chose a landscape painted by a master artist from art history.  They researched their chosen artist and looked carefully at one of their landscapes, noticing the color, composition and brush stokes.  Students then created a 3-dimensional representation of the landscape using a diorama box, cardstock and acrylic paints.

Caris T. - Inspired by Van Gogh

Heather M. - Inspired by Van Gogh

Kayleen S. - Inspired by Hopper

Rachel C. - Inspired by Monet
Jack H. - Inspired by Van Gogh

Sophie S. - Inspired by Van Gogh

Laura F - Inspired by Monet

High School Art: Clay Bas-Relief Tiles

High School Art students studied the art of bas-relief through the ages and from many cultures.  Students learned clay construction techniques and went on to create a narrative tile inspired by text from a poem, Bible verse or song lyric.
Isabella - 
After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life. Genesis 3:24

Elizabeth - 
"I've been having this dream that we can fly, so darling close your eyes." 
From Bulls In The Bronx by Pierce The Veil. 

The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook. 1 Kings 17:6

How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! Isaiah 14:12
"I'm sorry," her father said. 
She turned away from him, shivering as the cold air stung against the open wound between her shoulder blades.
"Finish this," she told him, leaning forward, baring the few damaged bloody feathers that he had left behind."

“Hope” is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all ...
Emily Dickinson

"sinking my heart turns to stone"

Freaked out, dropped my phone in the pool againChecked out of my room hit the ATMLet's hang out if you're down to get down tonightCuz it's always a good time-Owl City
By day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night.
Exodus 13:21

Friday, June 21, 2013

Sacred Art Workshop: In the Style of Georges Rouault

Students studied the life and work of Christian artist, Georges Rouault.  They learned that Rouault spent time as an apprentice to a stained glass artist and that this experience profoundly influenced his work.  The students responded by creating landscapes inspired by Rouault's stained-glass like paintings, using tempera paint.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Middle School Art: 2nd Independent Projects

Laura F. - Mixed Media Landscape
Kayleen S - Acrylic Impressionist Painting

Jack H. - Ink Illustrations in the style of "The Lord of the Rings"

Heather M. - Paper Quilling, The Four Seasons

Rachel C. - Sea Mosaic Table

Sophie S. - Mixed Media Sculpture (Plaster Hands)