Egyptian Profiles and Harlem shake video making was great fun. As you can see in the photos we all used our artistic skills to draw and decorate Egyptian Profiles with different Egyptian symbols. Since we had some extra time left over on Thursday we decided to create our own version of the Harlem shake, Spring Break style. We all dressed up in Spring Break apparel and danced our butts off.
Color Theory Portraits and starting Tint/Shade paintings.
The color theory portrait was a project to exercise the class knowledge of the color wheel by creating a portrait of someone else and using warm colors and cool colors in two medias.
I'm excited for this project because I get to use tints and shades like a pro. Contrary to popular belief, I LOVE shading and tinting and I'm so looking forward to this. Silhouettes play a large role in this project as well and I am really feeling good about this!
In our first hour art class we had to make wire portraits. We had to create these portraits out of wire using pliers, wire cutters, wood blocks and hot glue. These portraits could be manipulated to make a portrait of anyone you wanted it to be. We had the choice of making them a flat panel when finished or 3-Dimensional by hanging them or being mounted on a wooden base. Our wire portraits had to be within 8" - 16" on all sides.
1st hour 3D Art students created sculptures in the style of artist Alexander Calder this week. They used materials like wire, wood, cardboard, foam board, and paint. The results are currently on display near the main entrance of the high school.
My project example
This week in 2nd hour Intro to Art, students created Mixed Media Self-Portraits. They started by learning the basic proportions of the face. After practicing that concept, it was put to use in drawing the top half of the face. The bottom half of the art was filled with a quote/song lyric or statement of choice in sharpie or marker. Finally, they were required to collage the background area behind the face with magazines. The result - a fun first lesson! Enjoy!
-Miss Westphal :)
3rd hour Art History students created these fantastic Pinwheels this week. The sections of the wheel were created in the style of four famous artists of their choice. Media could vary. Anything from paint, oil pastel, sharpie, or colored pencil could be used to complete them. The results are vibrant, unique and make for a great display!
I cannot believe it is already March, and 3rd Trimester. My first year at North Central has really flown by. It seems like weeks ago I was just seeing my classroom, starting JV Volleyball practice, and planning planning planning!
I am really excited for this Trimester. I am going to be specifying the classes a bit more than usual. I will have 3D Art, Intro to Art, and an Art History course at the high school. This weekend I have been on Pinterest like crazy, and have planned ahead until Spring Break with fun lessons. Check out my Planbook to see what is to come soon. Can't wait to meet some new students as well.