Spring: Mixed Media Paintings/Drawings (Art 8: creative project #3)

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.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Geometric Art (Color & Design: creative project #8)

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:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Collage –> Painting (Studio Art: creative project #8)

 

Rexine

Rexine Collage & Sketch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amber

Amber

Amber Collage & Sketch

Amber Collage & Sketch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abby

Abby

Abby Collage & Sketch

Abby Collage & Sketch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trisha

Trisha

Trisha Collage

Trisha Collage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kat

Kat

 

Kat Collage

Kat Collage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caylee

Caylee

Caylee Collage & Sketch

Caylee Collage & Sketch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Destiny

Destiny

Destiny Collage

Destiny Collage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alyssa

Alyssia

Alyssa Collage & Sketch

Alyssia Collage & Sketch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zack

Zach

Zach

Zach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony

Anthony

Anthony

Anthony

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bryce

Bryce

Bryce

Bryce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casey

Casey

Nicole

Casey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chelsea

Chelsea

Chelsea

Chelsea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicole

Nicole

nicole

Nicole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logan

Logan

Logan Collage

Logan Collage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carson

Carson

 

 

Grid Paintings

close_chuck_2

Chuck Close self portrait

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.