The students in Art 7 recently completed abstract paintings using watercolor paint. They experimented with many different techniques to design interesting patterns. Using pens, the students outlined chosen areas of the painting to create definition and focal points.
The students in Art 7 were challenged to create a silhouette painting that illustrated a hobby or interest. They focused on clean, crisp lines and blending techniques to create the background.
Students in Art 8 were challenged to create an original artwork that incorporated the theme, “spring.” The students were given the additional challenge of using both painting and drawing techniques within their design. Students chose from a wide range of media including acrylic, tempera, watercolor, and face paint, sharpie, colored pencil, watercolor pencil, graphite, and prismacolor pencils. Their unique interpretations of the theme reveal student interests, hobbies and personalities.
Students in Color & Design looked at artists that use geometric shapes to create their compositions. They were challenged to create an original artwork that used geometric shapes with a focus on solving problems and craftsmanship. Here are the works in progress and the finished pieces:
The students in Color & Design created “pixelated” grid paintings after learning about the artist Chuck Close. Famous for his distinct style and grid method technique, Close is a contemporary artist who has overcome a great deal of obstacles in his lifetime. The students first photographed a person, place, or thing to represent their favorite thing about school. Then they created a .5″x.5″ grid over their printed photograph. They then created a second grid using 1″ increments. After learning how to properly mix acrylic paint to achieve the perfect shade, students carefully painted each section of their grid, one square at a time. This grid method technique can be used to enlarge images in various situations. Although the students thought the project took a long time, I think they had excellent results.
Here are a few of the paintings. Some of the examples include the original photograph for reference.