This week, in our third hour art class we designed a color wheel, shoes, and an oil pastel masterpeice that included the different elements of the color wheel! For the shoe project, the design had to only use one of the color schemes we learned from our color wheel. The oil pastel project was a simple picture divided into six sections, each of which had a different color scheme, such as primary, secondary, complimentary, monochromatic, warm or cool, and analogous. We should have a test on the color wheel at the end of the week (if there isn't a snow day!)
This week in art we made shoe designs. We had to do the design and color it with either primary, secondary, complementary, or analogous colors. We also had to make oil pastel pictures using primary, sencondary, complementary, monochromatic, warm or cool, and analogous colors. We had to break the picture into six sections. These two projects had to deal with the color wheel, and how well we understood it.
In high school art classes this week, students created Monochromatic Paintings. Monochromatic is another word for using mainly ONE color in your work. They were required to choose one color and design a painting of their choice. To create dimension, white, black and gray paint could be added to the base color that was chosen. These additions could change the shade, tint or tone of the initial color. The results definitely impressed me! Check them out :)
High School art students completed their first week in the second Trimester. Sketchbooks were assigned, as well as creating a portfolio (pictured below). In addition to those basics, they were introduced to Op Art. Op Art focuses on optical illusions created through combination of lines and shapes. The results may make you squint a bit, or turn your head to the side, but I am happy with them :) Next week, students will start blogging on their own, and move onto the Color Wheel with their first painting project.
Today was the first day of high school art (1st and 3rd Hour) of the 2nd Trimester. We started off the year with a project in Op Art. Op Art is short for Optical, as in optical illusions. The project is completed first with pencil, then sharpie, and finally shaded with colored pencil. This piece gives me a chance to analyze student skill level, and just learn the ropes of the art room :)
Reminder to students - DUE Friday:
• Sketchbook with 30 minutes of drawing
• Portfolio (made with a folded piece of poster board)
• Photo Release
• This first project :)