Thursday, September 26, 2013

Line Illusion/Art Communicates

Art 1- Line Illusion Project

Before beginning our chapter on line, students experimented with lines in order to complete this project. Students also used shading and highlights to help give the illusion that the shapes are 3D!

Art 2- Art Communicates

After discussing the ways that artists use art to communicate different messages to the viewer, students chose a word that they wanted to communicate to their own viewer(s). Using sign language, students drew their word and then provided their own illustration to emphasize it!













Sunday, September 8, 2013

2013-2014 First Projects


 Art 1- Watercolor Leaves & Soap Sculptures

We began the semester with a study of 2D and 3D Art/Media. Students first created a 2D watercolor painting and then carved a sculpture (3D) from soap. In the watercolor paintings, students used different techniques, such as splattering water and sprinkling salt onto their leaves to create visual texture. For our 3D project, all students carved a boat first and were then given the freedom to create an object of their choice- either relief sculpture or sculpture in the round!


1st Hour

3rd Hour

5th Hour

Art 2- Pixilated Famous Paintings 

Art 2 students started off the semester with a study on tints and shades. In order to practice mixing paint to create tints and shades, students chose a famous painting and pixilated it in Photoshop. They then created a grid to match the pixels and painting each square to complete a pixilated famous painting!

                                 American Gothic, Grant Wood

                                        Mona Lisa, Leonardo de Vinci

                             The Son of Man, Rene Magritte

                        Rain of LoveLeonid Afremov 

                        The Dream, Pablo Picasso

 Wheat Field with a Lark,  Vincent van Gogh

The Persistence of Memory, Salvador Dali

Art 3- Biblical Interpretation

Students chose a verse, parable, or story from the Bible and recreated it using original artwork and no words!