Friday, August 30, 2013

Stencils and crayons

My Art 3 class has been working on stencils this week and then melting crayons to put behind them.  They have learned lots of ways to control the crayon and what colors NOT to put together.  Here are some of the samples.

Chad V.

Jena F.

Jon C.

Kamber L.

Brooke O.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Speed can be fun

Well speed can be fun when you are trying to capture it through a camera lens.  That was today's assignment with my advanced art students.  We were working with shutter speed and how to get the best action shots.  I am kind of glad that the following kids didn't listen to my lame action ideas and they did their own thing.

Adrian L.

Alli H.

Kyle M.

Maggie H.

Olivia M.

Demi H.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

To a New Year

Welcome back to Tri-Valley High School art.  I am not only welcoming back my followers, but also myself.  I always enjoy the beginning of my year, even if it is my busiest.

I have new Art 1 students that need to be taught some of the basics of line and shading before we can get into some serious projects.  I have new advanced students that are eager to jump into the "fun" projects that they saw being created last year, but they even have to have some training before that can happen.

Anyways, this year I am going to be trying some new things.  Thanks to Art in the Apex (a great HS blog) I am going to be trying a more hands on approach to note taking with my Art 1 class.  I am not sure how to do this yet, but I think we will learn it together.

I am also going to have all of my advanced students create a blog.  They will each need to post all of their assignments to that blog for grading.  If you want to check out any of their blogs their web addresses are on the right side of my blog.  Please feel free to check them out and leave comments about their work.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask me.

Otherwise I wish all of you a great year.