In Painting 2 students are learning about the art of the still-life. Still-life's are inanimate objects- objects that do not move. We learned about still-life art throughout history and how artists followed or broke from tradition in making their own still-life. Below are some examples of still-life paintings throughout history.
Each student brought in their own objects to set up a still-life. We practiced drawing it from different views and in different art styles.
Here is one example of student work in progress.
In Drawing 2, we started by drawing ordinary objects. The focus was on drawing them with correct proportion using contour lines. We drew 15-20 objects and then cut and arranged them to make a fantasy picture. The objects were traced and a creative background was added. A new drawing technique for this project is working with ink and ink pens to make the lines. After the ink dried, students will add oil pastel for color.
Students in Art Foundations are creating art specific to all the elements of art. The elements of art are: line, shape, texture, color, value, form and space. Our first project focused on the use of a variety of different lines. We practiced making many different lines and then incorporated those lines into our final artwork. The final drawing was inspired by photogram design in which the objects are white and the negative space is black. Students filled in the negative space with the creative lines.
The 3D art class has started off with some fun new experiences. Students had a marshmallow tower challenge. Each student used spaghetti and marshmallows to build a structure that was both tall and creative using design elements.
Students have done some research on masks and are creating their own unique mask using plaster strips. We made the mask using each student's face. They are now adding 3D parts that stick off the mask.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up.