Friday, February 22, 2013

Block it out

Thanks to the craze on pinterest lately about making your own 3D letters and then using them to decorate your house, I decided to let the Sculpture class try to put together a letter.

At first they weren't sure, like usual, but then they got into it and had a lot of fun making them into unique letters that they will actually like to keep.

Some of them added hot glue for texture, others added magazine or book pages, and some just painted.

Sammy K.
The cross and medalian are actually a hot glue impression of a real rosariy piece.

Maggie H.

Joslynne S.

Cody S.

Emma J.

Chad V.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

More points

I already showed the main technique but wanted to show off some more artwork that has come into my possesion.
Logan O.  - pointilism

Jozlynn P.   - Pointilism

Melissa C.  -  Pointilism

Thursday, February 14, 2013

punch the dots

Well I can't just do pointilism with one class can I?  This is one of my favorite Art 1 projects.  I had the students paper punches and construction paper and have them create a 4x6 picture out of paper punches. 
We start this project by talking about Monet and his use of color mixing.  That is he let the viewer's eye mix the colors from a distance to get the desired colors that he wanted.  Well the first time I thought about this project I thought it would be too easy to give them paint.  I figured they would just let the paint mix into the perfect color.  So to make it more challenging I tried the construction paper which can't be altered.

I love the results, despite all of the complaining.
Jaykob S.

Shane B.

Devyn H.

Hunter S.

Alex A.

Lucas J.

Kiana K.

Nick B.

Demi H.

Courtney M.

Brady J.

Kamber L.

Sydney Hau.

Sydney Hag.

Danica H.

To the point

So what kind of drawing art teacher would I be iff I didn't require a pointilism project?  I know it is done all the time, but they are still some of my favorite projcts.  I know that they take loads of time, but in the end they are always really cool.
Kelsey C

Zach K.

Adrian L.

Hannah S.

Abby M.

Kierra C.

Friday, February 8, 2013


Well what do you do with red clay that needs to be used and is going bad??  You have your ceramics class make cultural inspired masks.

Actually these types of masks worked out great with that natural red earth clay.  It gave them a more natural look which then the students could enhance or cover with paint.

I think this was some of their best clay work yet this year.

Kelsey C.

Abby M.

Connor F.

Jozlynn P.

Alex L.

Kenzie R.

Zach K.

Logan O.

Brooklyn K.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Late work

Ok so maybe it is not "late" in the gradebook, but it is artwork that was finished after I sent the first blog posts. 

Connor H.  - Watercolor painting

Andrea C.M.  - watercolor painting

Kenzie M.  -  palette knife painting

Emma J.  - palette knife painting

Marcelle W.  - palette knife painting

Ryan S.  - palette knife painting

Kristin B.  - idiom drawing

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Idioms everywhere

I know this is my 3rd post today, but I had a stack of artwork and I want to show it off.

I gave my Drawing class the assignment to bring an idiom to life.  I got the idea off of pinterest but unfortunately I was not able to find the example again to give them credit.  So thanks to whoever.

They all wanted to do some of the easier ones, but after a little coaxing they found some harder ones that had great images if they thought about it.  I made it a little more interesting by making them find a way to write their idiom in the picture. 

Hanna S.  "Zip your lip"

Jozlyn P.  "Beating someone's brains out"

Adrian L.   "Kicked the bucket"

Kelsey C.  "Apple of my eye"

Kierra C.  "Raining Cats and Dogs"
Sorry a couple of these are hard to see.  If you get a chance check them out in the commons area case.