The Chuck Close inspired projects are moving along in the Mixed Media class. Students created their grids, transferred their chosen image, and are now painting. The grid lines are used to create squares of warm and cool colors. The next step is still a mystery to them, updates to come soon! :)
Third trimester is already here! In addition to a Painting class, I am teaching two brand new courses for North Central - Art History and Mixed Media. I am very excited about both of them, and have a lot of creative lessons planned.
This week, my Painting class did an overview of color theory. Their first painting is a classic monochromatic tree project. The final results will be completed at the end of the week.
The Art History class started from the beginning with prehistoric art. They researched some of the first examples of art - Venus of Willendorf, Caves of Lascaux and Stonehenge. Wednesday was spent experimenting with clay and applying concepts they researched. Thursday, we moved to Egyptian Profiles, which are due on Friday.
The Mixed Media class is completing a collage inspired by the artist Michelle Caplan. Items that must be included in the piece are text, painting, newspaper collage and a photo transfer using Mod Podge.
Check back for results to be posted soon!
Here are some current updates for my 3 high school classes.
1st Hour - Intro to Art
Students recently finished up a Mixed Media Self-Portrait Project. After that, they started a group project using the Grid Enlargement process. The final result? A face cut-out poster to be display for interaction at the Spring Art Show. Next week, they will do their first painting assignment!
2nd Hour - Painting
Painting students are currently focusing on Monochromatic color schemes. They practiced one color with various neutrals, like white, black, and grey. The first painting was specific to my assignment, and the second one is more independent. This leaves room for them to paint what they desire.
4th Hour Drawing
The first assignment for the Drawing class was a Unity Ribbons shading exercise using ebony pencils, and oil pastel. Now, they are starting a GIANT grid enlargement of their choice!
Check out some photos below.
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 :)
This week on monday we finished up our Kieth Haring projects. We also received a handout in which we had to design cabinet doors for Ms. Westphals room, because her cabinet doors are boring. Today we got puzzle pieces and we had to work together as a class to put them together to make one big puzzle. After we finished with the puzzle we had to design our puzzle pieces. We have to have a qoute and use three medias. When we are fiished with our puzzle pieces we will put them back together for one big masterpiece.