My 2nd hour class is now Drawing/Painting. Their first project was a simple Monochromatic Landscape painting. This was a good chance for some Color Theory, paint mixing 101 and basic brush control. Monochromatic is using one HUE from the Color Wheel (Blue, for example) mixed with Black, White, or Grey.
White = Tint
Grey = Tone
Black = Shade
Up next, students are working on Spirit Animal illustrations based on the current artist Romero Britto. Romero Britto is a Brazilian Pop artist that has work all over the world. He is the official ambassador for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and had work in Super Bowl halftime shows, US stamps, and in the 2010 World Cup. Students are also required to write a brief artist statement explaining why they chose their particular Spirit Animal.
First post of the new school year is here! Classes are broken down more specifically this year - much to my delight.
1st Hour Drawing
2nd Hour Painting
3rd Hour Prep
4th Hour Intro to Art
Afternoon - Elementary
The pictures below are from the first week of my Painting class. Their first painting was our "starting point" as they painted a basic black and white still life. I wanted to use this as a reference point as we progress through the class. It will be interesting to look back at the end of the class and see how their skills have improved.
After the still life, students learned about mixing paint. They are now experts on the difference between tint, tone, and shade. (Add white, gray, or black to paint to change its value) We will soon be starting their first big project - a Monochromatic Painting with a trendy twist. I am excited for the results. Until next time, thanks for reading!
Intro to Art students (9th and 10th graders) recently completed two different projects: Tint/Shade paintings and Oil Pastel drawings of animals of their choice. Check out the results!
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 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 :)