Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Dollmaking High School Art

Dolls. I'm not sure why, but I though that making dolls would be cool. The students got really into it and for some, it became an identity assignment. I was shocked by the sewing skills these kids had. We worked probably three weeks on them. I know that's a long time, but if they can make something they are truly proud of, that's okay.

Emma Polster. Check out that beautiful embroidery on the dress!

Rebecca Waldern

Keyan Mohsenin. This sherriff throws up yarn.

Ellen Shmunis

Andrew Kruep. This doll has a detachable velcro pistol and peg leg.

Erik Pyka. I had to bend this doll to have him fit in on my backdrop.

Sarah Brenneman

Leslie Koyama. You can flip this traditional Japanese doll's dress and it becomes a traditional Mexican doll. The artist has a Mexican/Japanese heritage. If I was smart, I would have photographed both.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Stop-Motion Animation High School Art

These 3 Juniors and 1 Senior are working hard on an animation project. You can see the beginnings of their miniature film set in the background. I think this will be amazing. I'll post the video when it's done.

Davinci Vitruvian Man High School Art

I repeated this assignment from last semester because it went so well the first. I'm pretty pleased with these new ones. They were shown Davinci's Vitruvian Man and were assigned to make their own. Mostly sophomores.

Anthony Brewer
Casey Morgan
Jen Jue
Devon Legge
Gaby Quintanilla
Shanika Gilmour
Emily Ottke
Sophi Rosseel
Lauren Taniguchi

Monday, April 21, 2008

Mickey Mouse High School Art

In my Studio Art class last semester, for some reason, I remembered several years back trying to draw Mickey Mouse from memory and doing a terrible job at it. So I asked the students spur-of-the-moment to draw their best Micky Mouse without looking at anything. I was shocked by how good some of them were. Much better than my previous attempt.