Friday, December 18, 2009


For this project, we made a one inch grid across our papers. After debating for a while on what I wanted to do I chose this card idea. I like mainly how it looks with the cards and the hand, and how the colors make it only slightly harder to see it than just plain solid all the way through.

Chase D.

tree


I chose to do a tree in the marsh,I used water colors and i thought it wasnt that hard but i had to take my time to let the colors dry.

I liked painting the map picture because i liked having all the colors and I like how it looks 3D from far away. This wasn't and very difficult project but it was really fun.

Whitney Matlack

I'm in art 1. We did an altered book page and this is mine. It reads "Through worried lips she whispered stay." I used melted wax, I burnt the edges of the paper, used watercolors, and used magazine images. I liked this project cause we could use several different media and it ended up looking really cool all together.
Tessa T.

I am in Studio Art, when I got back from being sick my friends where painting on canvas. I thought it was pretty cool so I wanted to do it. I like the outdoors so I chose a moose. It took about two weeks from start to finish. I like this project alot i had fun doing it and like the finish project. John.

This is my water color painting. I painted a woods, cabin, and river scene. I painted the water and sky a kind of bluish color. I painted everything else like a greenish brownish color. I enjoyed doing this project.
Tommy

I enjoyed this project because I like to paint. I also liked this project because I feel its one of my best projects that we did in the second quarter. This painting was very simple but the colors I used made it very fun. The colors I chose were greens and yellows which are my favorite colors.

In this depth pop-out artwork, I didn't really know what to look for at first to find a picture with depth. I'm not at all an obsessive Twilighter? But it had depth and I had really little time on my hands.
I also didn't do too hot on it and only put 4 layers instead of five. That had an impact on my grade but I guess this art project was pretty interesting.  Sally F.
This is my picture of a mallard drake that I painted acyclic on the canvas. It was pretty easy painting the background except for the weeds, didn't no if I should have added more or not. Over all, I really liked how it came out. I didn't know it was gonna turn out as good as it did. It was fun to do just to see if it was gonna turn out right. Cody M

Thursday, December 17, 2009


What I liked about this picture was all the colors. I like how the colors were all different and came together and made my picture look like a night scene in a desert. Korrie A

Map Painting


This project I enjoyed doing because the map painting has alot of my favorite colors.
I used rope to make the roads pop out and i took glue and paper towels to cover it. After that i painted it with three to five different colors. I would like to do this project again.

Michael H.- This picture was outlined by pencil, and colored in chalk. I did a fiery demon. His facial expression shows his rage, the fire shows toughness, and the horns growing around his body shows his deadliness. This picture was pretty difficult. Trying not to blend colors that WERE NOT meant to blend was tough. Other wise it was fine. I enjoyed doing this project.

I had this idea for a while in black and white and wanted to know what i would come up with when i added color, this is what happened.
~Ashley H.

Olyvia's Studio Art Painting


This was my first stretch canvas painting ever! I really enjoyed working with acrylic paint because you can cover up your mistakes. I was inspired to paint this from a photo I took of a friend in her prom dress. I didn't really know what to do for a background when I started, I wanted to do something challenging. I had never painted clouds before so I decided to start there. In the end I named the painting Lady of the Lake. Olyvia :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


This project is called " Mapping". You lay yarn on a cardboard sheet and glue paper over it. hen you paint it. When your finished it looks like a map. I liked doing this because it was something new and I enjoy painting. I also like abstract over realism because it looks more defined.

- Tyler R

Antique Mapping


I chose to put this up on the blog because I love the idea of making something look older and blend in colors to make things more interesting <3. red ="3.">u<. I don't think mine looks much like a map like it was supposed to be, but I appreciated the abstract and was very excited to paint it, I would most definitely do it again ^-^!
We had to do an altered book page in art. So I choose a random book page and made a sentence out of the page. This is what it says "Shoot any bucks that jump before fifty yards."
Since it was about deer I choose to get a picture of a deer and draw the other half in. I liked this project a lot just because I like deer and I got a good grade on this. Ivan W

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I loved doing this art project because I put alot of effort into doing it. Working with pastels is my favorite type of medium. I entered it because I think it is one of my best my peaces of work this quarter in school. Thanks and hope you like it.
Dillon D.

This was a lamp shade from the sixties or seventies that I "updated." It was originally a tan color with fuzzy trim around the top where my black ribbon is now. I started off by painting the entire shade with white acrylic paint. I then tore the fuzzy trim off and spray painted the shade with pink and orange. I used black Sharpie markers to freehand the flower designs. I finished the piece by using a spray adhesive to attache the ribbon and hot glue to attache the bows on each side.
Hannah L.

This is a canvas painting I did with acrylic paint. I got my picture idea from a wedding dress then a picture with a girl with a dress in a room with a tree. I liked this project, I got to pick my own piece. It was hard to put the blossoms on the tree at first but then it turned out fine.-Jalen

This is a canvas painting and I used acrylic paint. I got my inspiration from a picture I found. I changed some parts from the picture to my painting. I really liked doing this and I think it turned out good. Rachel

Monday, December 14, 2009


This is a canvas painting of burch trees. I used acrylic paint and sponged the ground of purples, greens, and blues. I think burch trees are very pretty and an glad with how the trees turned out.

A.Frost '09

Friday, December 11, 2009

Kaitlyn G.
(freshmen!)

This is a whistle that I made. My ideas changed quite often during this project. I am very proud of my whistle because when i got it back after it got fired, it looked totally different than it looked before it went in. I took a risk and put a lime green base color and put random brush strokes of different colors to represent the fur. The whistle noise is also very strong. we made to whistle by making a ball of clay and hollowing it out. Then we added the mouth piece and stuck a hole through that. We then adjusted it to make the whistling noise. I am very happy how my seal whistle turned out.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


I am a Freshman at Denver. This is a map painting that I did. I really liked doing this because I like abstract painting a lot because there is nothing specific that you have to have when you are done. To create this painting I glued down some yarn, covered it with toilet paper, painted it with some latex paint, and then I painted it with four different acrylic paints. Sarah F.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Josie's Canvas Painting


The canvas painting was one of my favorite projects in painting class. I was glad i chose a sunset, i liked using the shadows to finish off the look of the picture. Overall I am happy with the way the painting turned out. -Josie W.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Brian's My Fair Vampire


My inspiration came from a magazine where it was a painting of a woman in a wedding dress but then I added the goth into the picture and turned her into a vampire. The vampire idea came from the movie "New Moon". I have learned a lot from this project including detail and blending paint. This was a fairly interesting project to do thus far.

Monday, November 30, 2009

chase s

I chose this peace of Art because the colors really looked beautiful. I used blue green and purple to make it look very dark outside. I tried to make the streets look as good as possible to try and make them look like a real street. I thought the blending of colors was pretty good looking. The gluing of the art was very fun because the glue was fun to wipe on the cardboard and them you would put white napkins on it to make it look cool. And that is why I chose this art project.

I decided to post my pop out art on the blog. We had to find a picture with 5 to 6 different layers. Then we made copies of the picture. Once we made the copies we had to start cutting out the layers. I decided to use the picture of me and my friends at homecoming. I used the background as one layer, balloons as another layer, the two girls in the center of the back row, the two outside girls and then the two girls in front. I found that cutting the picture with an exacto knife was the hardest part. I found this project as a small challenge but I very much enjoyed making it. The funnest part of this was putting all of the layers together. Kayla W.

We started off by using pages from old books and searched for words scattered throughout that created a saying. The saying that I found in my page was "Nostrils smother the air as if bricks tied the empty space." I chose this saying, because it had a really deep and artistic feel to it. My original idea for decorating my page was to build a 3-D nose with a brick base, but decided to go with the norm. I kept the page at it's normal size, ripped the edges and suronded them with bricks that i found in different magazines. I also cut the words out and used card board to make them pop out. to finish it up, I took tempra paint and watered it down; I used a brush and let the color run down the page.

Oz W.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I chose this piece because I enjoy drawings of faces and because I like creating with pastels. In this work I decided to take a different approach to the person so I gave him a fro and some sideburns. I really enjoyed blending the green with the blue in the background. Alex R.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Derek's Face collage


This project was a lot of fun. We took pictures of different people and we cut out different parts and placed them on a head, creating a new head out of different parts of peoples heads. The hardest part about this project was the hair it was hard to place hair on the photo to make it look real, the tool I used was the transform tool and I warped the hair to the head. To help blend some things together I used the blur tool.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Clay Whistles - Art 1

For this project we had to make a clay ball and cut it open and take out the clay from the inside then put the two parts back together. After we had the ball we put another clay piece on it that would be the blow hole. I choose to turn my clay ball into a bear the hardest thing about this project I would say is turning it from a circle to another shape.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Jordyns Morphing Photo


This morphing photo was kinda hard for me. I took a picture I taking of the St. Louis Arch and turned it into a road. I added grass and trees near the top to have the scenery change along with the arch. I added a yellow line going down the middle and a car going up the side the finish off the effect. I kind of like the out come of the photo. Morphing photos is pretty fun and deffinatly something I enjoy doing. :) ~Jordyn

Levi's Morphing

I chose to do this project with the random pictures I had on my computer. I thought this turned out pretty cool. I used the blend tool the most to blend in the colors of the project. I also used the laso tool to cut out and paste the many different pictures into their rightful places.

Friday, October 16, 2009


This is my pet raccone. His name is Rocky. Say hello to Rocky everyone. His face was about the easiest thing to paint. His hair was the hardest thing to paint cause my brush wasn't the finest.
Cody M

I chose this painting, because I really liked this painting of the first thing I ever did in this classroom. It has been in inspiration for me to do the best on the projects I do in class. When I don't do a good project I want to toss the painting away but then I thing of this saying "Remember were you started because it is always going to be the first thing that motivates you. That is why I will remember this painting. The Lost Garden.

Brian D.

I really liked painting animals on rocks. It was hard at first to find a rock that you could really see an animal in, but i found a fish. The hardest part about painting on the fish was painting the scales, they were very time consuming. When i finally finished I loved the finished product, the fish actually looked like a realistic fish. I would love to do another project like this. -- Josie W.

I thought this painting project was a challenge. To find a rock that fit your animal and to paint it the right way. I choose a skunk. It was an challenge to keep the rock not looking too outlined. It was a very fun project to choose an animal and paint it on a rock. It was also very frustrating with the hair on the skunk when i just could not get it right. Overall I liked this project and it was very interesting.--Jalen W.
This pen and ink drawing was my first Studio Art project. I really enjoyed it because I had never really done anything like it before. I was inspired by a painting in one of Ms. J's college books.It took a lot of time and I got a little frustrated at times with shading the rocks,but in the end it was all worth it. I wish I had drawn it on card stock instead of regular paper. I can't wait to do more fun and exciting projects that broaden my artistic views. :) Olyvia

Thursday, October 15, 2009


I choose this picture because it took alot of time to do. I am proud of it. It is probably one of the nicest peaces of art i did this year. I choose this image to draw because it looked challenging and fun to do.
Dillon
This project was inspired from a picture that Ms. J showed me. I knew I wanted to do a 3-D piece of some sort. I began by looking for styrofoam balls in a few stores. They were pretty expensive, so rather than spend a fortune, I bought rubber balls in the toy section. I started by using news print paper mache. I found several designs and pictures in a book that Ms. J provided, and I then used paper mache to place them on the larger balls. I went on to paint the rest of the balls with colors that balanced the piece out. I used a Sharpie to make my own designs on the painted ones and to finish it off, I used Mod Podge to create the shiny effect that the sculpture has. Although this was a very time consuming project, I enjoyed it alot and am pleased with the outcome! Here are two pictures: one of the sculpture in a working progress, and one of the final piece. Hannah L.

I got this idea from a picture i saw in the art room. I really liked all the different colors and that they werent the original colors of grass or trees. I used acrylic paint and painted on canvas paper. I really liked my finish piece. Rachel D

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


It was my first time making a clay whistle. Ive seen my brothers and thought it would be sweet to make one. I chose the character that I did because it's a very weird face and it reminds me of a fish type person with only one eye. I hope it doesn't blow up in the kiln and I can't wait to glaze my project too.

chase s.

I decided to put my clay owl whistle up as my post because I'm very proud of it. It started off kind of hard for me then it got easier. I spent a lot of time on it and had to come in before school to get it done. I liked this project because it was a bit challenging but the outcome was nice. Tessa T.

My photo I shaded is Iowa on the filed and I love Iowa and football that is why I chose this photo I don't like to shade its messy. Jake H

Ashlin H.

I chose this picture because I really liked George Seurat's idea of color and inventing the neoimpressionism. I thought it came out pretty good, I really liked the sky and how it doesn't have to be a solid blue and trees don't have to be solid green you can have red in the sky or blue in the trees. What I didn't like about my personal picture is the upclose fall colored trees. Overall I liked this picture.

I chose this project to post in the blog because I took the picture myself at one of my favorite vacation places. I enjoyed blending the different colors with dots instead of strokes and how the different colors blended together on their own. If I could go back and change anything, I would've made the reflection a little less green and a little more blue. Alex R

I like working with clay. It was fun, but it was hard. I think the hardiest party was when i had to shape the flames. The easiest part was when i put the two little holes into it. But overall the clay was fun. Austin B

I like working with clay. Sometimes it is kind of frustrating when it falls apart. I enjoyed making my pig. It was pretty easy for the most part. :) Kurtis S