Student in 3D art class will be creating their own original masks. We will be looking at masks from different cultures and places around the world. We will also look at a video on how to use plaster gauze strips on our faces to make the mask form.
In the high school drawing class, students practice using some different types of charcoal. We worked with vine, compressed and a charcoal pencil. Students created a charcoal drawing of an animal face. We enlarged an image with a grid and then used charcoal to create the different values and textures of the animal hair or fur.
In art foundations, the final project focused on variety. Students chose from a variety of special handmade papers to create a paper collage. We looked at Japanese paper collages that were either abstract or representational. Abstract art is art that has little or no reference to real people, places or things. Most of the representational paper art showed something from nature. Here are the creative paper collages!
HS artists finished their chalk drawings based off of a water reflection.
We will be starting an architectural drawing this coming week. We are going to look at architecture from different cultures around the world.
We will start by looking at some of the Architectural Marvels of the world.
We will then look at a Cultural Architecture Prezi.
Students need to choose 3 different cultures and find images of their architecture. They will describe some characteristics of the architecture.
Here are some examples of architecture from different places around the world.
Students finished their flower close-up drawings. We looked at the artist Georgia O'Keefe and how she would often zoom in and crop a flower. We talked about the rule of 1/3's and it's importance in placing the subject off-center to make for a more interesting composition. Students cropped their flower photo to place the center of the flower in the 1/3 area. Then they made a grid to enlarge their flower. Here are some finished artworks with chalk and oil pastel.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up.