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!
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 :)
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 :)
I found these dot paintings when I was organizing my pictures to back up before next Trimester! The dot paintings were created by high schoolers, based on Aboriginal art of Australia. :)
This week in 1st hour we worked on a grid enlargement of two famous paintings, Starry Night and Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh. Each student had their own section of the paintings they had to recreate in their own style. After finishing the Grid Enlargements, we finished up our presenations on Letter Photography. We also made inchies!! Inchies are 2 x 2 inch wooden squares that we put our name on and decorated how we wanted to. Miss Westphal is taking our inchies to cover the top of a table, our art is just that fantastic! :D
This week we finally put together our whole Grid Inlargement of American Gothic (the origanal artist is Grant wood.) Also this week we started to do our Cut-Out Posters project, we did this by looking up a famous peice of artwork and redrawing it on a big sheet of paper. Then we had to cut out the face of the peice of artwork so someone can place your head through the hole. To end our week we had to do an Inchies assignment which are, designing a little peice of wood how ever you would like but it has to have your name on it.
This week in 2nd hour art class we created "tint silhoutte paintings." We were allowed to pick a design and tape it out on a peice of paper. Then you would choose a white paint and another color of your choice, painting in small circles and adding 1 drop of color paint to the white each time. After the paint dryed we pealed the tape off and painted the blank spots black!