Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Earth Work Proposal Sketch High School Art

The Art Theory 1 kids had about 3 periods to put together an earth work proposal sketch and then present their sketches to the class. I showed them Andy Goldsworth, Robert Smithson, and Jared Lindsay Clark.

I have to do a little bit of explaining here. The artist is showing how the laser in the Washington Memorial should be used to cut a face into the moon.

Still-Life Acrylic High School Art

Our painting class has only 4 students now (3 Juniors and 1 Senior). They have been working on this still-life for almost 6 weeks now. I think the time was well spent.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sketchbook Watercolor High School Art

My Painting Class kids have to hand in one watercolor painting completed at home per week. This junior has done a couple very nice ones. She's a natural painter.

Non-Objective High School Art Painting

Art Theory 2 had about 8 periods to make non-objective abstract paintings. I showed them work by Frank Stella, Agnes Martin, Paul Wackers, Todd Chilton, Helen Frankenthaler, and Jackson Pollock although I feel like I should not show Pollock because immediately the kids want to splatter paint. Maybe he was onto something.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Bogor High School Art

HighSchoolArt got a comment from Anwar in Indonesia. She is doing the same thing we are and posting her students work on her blog Here's a taste. Hopefully she's just getting started and we'll see a lot more. We have friends in Indonesia.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Da Vinci Invention High School Art

My Studio Art and Art Theory 2 kids worked for about 8 periods on this assignment. I showed them Da Vinci's notebook drawings and inventions. I had them paint a medium ground on some watercolor paper and use that to create a pencil and white color pencil sketch of their own invention. They look a lot better in person. The photos are bad and I apologize for that.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

McCain & Obama High School Art

I had my Art Theory 1 and Studio Art kids (mostly 9th and 10th graders) draw from their memories Obama and McCain in one period. They could not look at any pictures and had notice beforehand.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Pen & Ink Self-Portrait High School Art

The AP Studio Art kids had to draw in pen their self-portraits in a mirror during class for two weeks. They hated it.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Comic High School Art

The Studio Art kids that comprise mostly 9th and 10th graders had to create their own character and base a comic on them in 2 1/2 weeks with pen and watercolor. Click on the images and you'll get an image big enough to read.