Contour Line Drawings…color added:)

Art I students have been studying line drawings — blind contour, gesture, contour line drawings. They also experimented with different types of mediums in their sketchbooks such as pastel and watercolor. As a sort of finale to our study of line, students created line drawings and added color with either a watercolor wash or soft

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Art II Mixed Media “Selfies”

Art II students recently explored the genre of the “selfie.” For this project we worked with four¬†media in one piece — the student’s choice of: graphite, colored pencil, ink, art marker, chalk pastels, oil pastels, or watercolor. This gave students the opportunity to display their mastery of several media in one artwork. And it made

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Art IV – Expressive Self-Portraits

Art IV students recently studied and completed Expressive Self-Portraits. I left these very open to interpretation with the request that they explore a variety of media. The result is an interesting variety of portraits that employ everything from ballpoint pen to old book pages.        

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Art IV Work

Art IV students worked hard last semester to complete these awesome projects. Each one is informed by a different artist that the student studied. For a more in depth look, visit the student’s individual blog – the links can be found on the homepage. Enjoy the variety!  

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2014 Festival of Trees

This year SCHS’s Art Society again participated in the Fly Art’s annual Festival of Trees. This year’s theme was “All I want for Christmas…”, which we interpreted as “All I want for Christmas is You.” We hearkened back to the WWII era, thinking of all the soldiers overseas missing their sweethearts back home, and all

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Art I Challenge – identifying classical orders

We are studying Ancient Greek art right now in Art I, and I have challenged my students to look for examples of the architectural orders in our small town. Extra Credit opp!!!  Just leave your answer in the comments!

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Art II and the Still Life. . .

Recently in Art II we studied the still life. We discussed the whys and wherefores of the still life, and I got excited about something that I had previously found pretty boring. The still life is something that we have to do in Drawing class, but what’s it actually GOOD for? We talked about that.

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