Monday, December 15, 2008

Rainbow High School Art

Just before classes started this morning, everyone was looking at a full rainbow over the school. I took a few shots and awkwardly put them together in photoshop.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Face Proportions High School Art

For two days, I had my Art Theory 1 kids measure each others facial features. We averaged all of our measurings up on the chalk board and put those markings on a separate piece of paper. I then went over how to draw each facial feature and they plugged into their drawing a unique face using the average proportions. I hope that made sense.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Music Video High School Art

The Film Studies class did just finish their music videos. This video is by Senior, Gable Baze and features Pinewood's own rock star, Grant Pierce singing his song, Kid #2 and the Green Stone Necklace. To see more music videos go here.

Documentary High School Art

My film class finished their documentaries over a month ago and I forgot to post them. This particular documentary was done by Senior, Adam Ottke and is about our librarian, Karen Hall. To see more of them, go here.

2-Point Perspective High School Art

Please excuse the poor digital images. I did not have access to the good light that hour.
I went over 2-point perspective with my Art Theory 1 kids, and then they had about 2 weeks to do whatever they wanted to do with their perfect rectangles. As you can see, only one student put enough value on his drawing so their was no need to mess with levels in Photoshop.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Film Review High School Art

I have my film class kids watch one movie a week from a pre-selected list and write a 1/2 page review of them. Here is one of my favorites.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Sketchbook High School Art

These are excerpts from 10th grader Mitch's sketchbook.

Sketch Book High School Art

These are excerpts from 10th grader Julianne's sketchbook. I require five sketches a week from every student in Art Theory 1, 2, Studio Art, and Drawing. They are given themes such as Halloween, Hands, or "Draw Whatever You Want". Here are some of Julianne's highlights.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving Break High School Art

I drove with my wife to Utah for Thanksgiving. So we spent about 14 hours roundtrip driving through the Nevada desert. This billboard was somewhere between Winnemucca and Elko. This stretch of desert can be beautiful, boring, and ugly.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sisters High School Art

Sisters taking art classes, shopping at Urban Outfitters, and wearing the same outfit.

Totem High School Art

For this Studio Art assignment, we looked at Native American totems and then made our own out of cut paper.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Hybrid Animal High School Art

In Art Theory 2, we looked at the work of Misako Inaoka and various images of half and half animals and humans from art history (Medusa's, Pan, sphynx, Terminator, etc.). They then had to construct their own hybrid in pencil and color pencil.

Thursday, November 13, 2008