Thursday, April 24, 2014

Art 1: Relief Prints

Art 1- Printmaking

Students used foam blocks to create relief prints. Students also learned the difficult technique of two color prints. This was a fun project and students enjoyed learning the process of printmaking.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Art 2: Tape Sculptures

Art 2-

Students created sculptures out of clear plastic tape by wrapping their bodies with the tape, cutting the tape off, and then assembling the parts. They then hung/displayed the sculptures in the high school lobby!

ACSI Art Festival

This year the OCS high school Art Department was allotted 12 entries into the ACSI Art Festival in Bartlesville, OK. Of our 12 entries, we earned 8 blue ribbons, 3 red ribbons, and 1 white ribbon. In addition to ribbons, OCS Art students also won 7 medals: 6 gold and 1 silver! Marissa Thelen took home the award for best of High School!

Masks, Stained Glass, Thumb Prints

Art 1- Masks

Students created plaster masks out of plaster gauze and a plastic face mold! They then painted the masks using a form of balance. To finish their masks, students brushed Mod Podge on top of their painted masks!

Art 2- Stained Glass

Students studied the history of stained glass windows, watched artists make stained glass windows, and then designed their own stained glass replicas!

Art 1- Micrography Thumbprints 

After observing their thumbprint, students drew, on a larger scale, the lines they saw. Those lines were then replaced by words. Each student used free writing to create a thumbprint that was all about them! Each student is as unique as their thumbprint!