Here is an update on what my high school classes have been up to!
This week, students started their Independent Project for the week. This is their chance to create a project of their choice with free media choice and free choice for subject matter.
Click on the images below to see examples from the projects listed above.
Intro to Art
Here is an update of what my freshmen have been up to in Intro to Art:
I'm excited to see the results!
Pictured below are final projects from the 2nd hour Painting class, consisting on freshmen and sophomore students. The background was completed first. Each student chose a base color, or hue. Starting with white paint, more and more of their color was added to create the gradient. After the background was complete, trees were added in layers of tints of the original color.
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.