Monday, September 29, 2008

2 pt. Perspective - Drawing

This project we did a two point perspective piece. We used to vanishing points and always had to make the lines going to one of them or have a vertical line. We then colored them which was very fun! -Jason

In this project I used two point perspective with two vanishing points. We used black paper, colored pencils, and a ruler. I liked using the Berol colored pencils and enjoyed doing this project. - Jenna
This project I used two point perspective and two vanishing points.
This was my favorite project so far. It also was the first time I used the berol colored pencils. - Rachel

In this project I used two point perspective and we had two vanishing points. We had to use a ruler, colored pencils black paper and a regular pencil. This project has been my favorite so far. - Kimberly

In this project we had to draw objects in two point perspective. We used a ruler and colored pencils. It was a very fun project.- John

For this project we used two point perspective. We had two vanishing points, and we made whatever objects that we wanted. After we drew the objects we colored them with berol colored pencils. It was a good project. - Alex

For this project we drew two pt. perspectives of objects to a vanishing point. We used rulers and just made whatever objects we decided to.
We then got to add bright colors to make them pop out. I thought this was a very fun project and everyone should make one. It was also kind of hard to get the vanishing points correct though. Over all I thought it went pretty well:) - Molly

alteredbokchoy-studio art

I've been working on an altered book for Studio Art, the pages are inspired by a few favorite songs, and each one has a theme. The page contains a line from the song Sophomore slump or comeback of the year and has a burning city and a marching Majorette. This was the first time I ever attempted artwork on a page so it was still new, I like the feather I used for the grass and the burned city the best.
This page was based around the song Northern Downpour by Panic at the Disco. I love the pieces of mirror and broken glass in the waves and by the boys feet, the glitter stars and the crumpled letter also make me smile. The wave and the ground I painted also came together pretty well.

Friday, September 26, 2008

More Homecoming Week

Left: Cowboys & Indians Day. Sarah in the back said she was a true Indian with a red dot on her forehead and the others were Cowboys & "Native Americans".

Right: Cowboy Kurt, getting into the Homecoming spirit

Left: Tradition, Miss J always paints any HS art student's face who wants it. Kids started coming in at 7:30 am. There are also temporary tattoos for sale in the art room of our school mascots, the Cyclones and DT Titans symbols!

Right: Senior art students helped with painting faces too.

Left: Mrs. Matthias, the HS resource teacher, at the pep rally.

Above: The homecoming court had to race through a costume change at different stations during the pep rally.

Right and below: The seniors won the spirit stick!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Acrylic Painting/Studio Art

In Studio Art we are able to choose what projects we would like to do and how we want to go about doing them. Acrylic painting is the medium I enjoy doing the most so I chose this for my first project. Last school year I did my first acrylic painting and received numerous complements on my work. This is only my second acrylic painting but I plan on doing many more!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Homecoming Week

Today was Decade Day. There were different decades represented in every art class from 6th grade to seniors. Here are a few art students dressed for the occasion.

Right: Rachael in her Cave Woman gear including ugly teeth.

Below: Art 1 students showing off their decades.

Portrait Drawing - Studio Art

This was my second black and white sketch that I did. It is a picture of Cody, Kate, and me. Since I drew it from a picture, it was difficult to get the faces to look like the actual people. I spent a lot of time doing and re-doing Kate's face because her features were hard to get just right. I also had a little trouble getting enough contrast. Now that I look back on it, I still think I could have done a better job with that. But in the long run, I don't think it turned out too bad. I also really like how the shading in the faces turned out.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Op Art, Part 2 - 7th Exploratory

After working with an Op Art design styled after Bridget Riley's work (see earlier posting), the students were given the task to design an Op Art piece that didn't use the Riley template. Other templates were made available in addition to rulers, compases and ovals.
(remember to click on a photo to see the work enlarged.)

Unique Sky - Studio Art

I made a Montage. I used photoshop with pictures I took at home. I created a type of landscape that you would dream about. The whole idea was to have an unnaturally different feel. My inspiration is from dreams and how unique and different and out of this world they can be. Hope you find it interesting. - Jordyn C

Secret Cities - 6th Grade

Secret City drawing is a fun way to start the school year and transition of moving from elementary to middle school for 6th grade students. We focus on 7 special words while drawing a fantasy land using those words. The words we've added to our drawing vocabulary are: Foreshortening, Contour lines, Overlapping, Density, Size, Surface and Shadows.
Remember to click on a photo to see an enlarged version of the picture.

Calligraphy - 8th Grade Exploratory