Monday, December 14, 2009

Sculpture Garden High School Art

To teach abstract form and non-objective abstract form I had the Art Theory 1 kids make their own sculpture gardens out of sculpy, felt, acrylic paint, wood, and pebbles. I first showed them images from Claes Oldenburg, Henry Moore, David Smith, and others. For a block period, we drove over to Stanford's sculpture garden to see the Rodin's, David Smith, and Andy Goldsworthy.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Public Service Announcement Film Studeis High School Art

The first assignment in Film studies was a PSA. First, I assigned each student 3 random subjects to get one minute of stock footage of in multiple shots. When they came in with their footage, I had them trade it with another student in the class. They then had to make a short PSA using the footage. I hope that makes sense. This one turned out pretty good.

Linoleum Cut Print High School Art

The Studio Art kids did such a good job on these linoleum cut prints that I just had to post all of them. I think they took about 1 week to make them. The linoleum blocks were about 4 x 6 inches. I had them tear the paper to have a deckled edge and hand in their best print. They had to sign and number their addition as well. The subject matter was up to them.

Symmetry Emma Kunz Graph Paper High School Art

Art Theory 1 created these graph paper drawings with color pencil in three periods. The concept being taught was symmetry. We looked at Emma Kunz's work for inspiration.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Color Wheel High School Art

I apologize for the bad photos and cropping. I'm not using photoshop because I don't have it on my new laptop. Art Theory 1 made these color wheels with watercolor. They worked on them for 3 days I think.

Non-Objective Abstraction Family Portrait High School Art

The Art Theory 1 kids had to create a family portrait with only shape, line, and color to represent family members and their relationships with each other. They worked on them for 4 periods.

Old Man Face Drawing High School Art

Art Theory 1 drew an old gentleman's face from a large jpeg on a tv monitor. I think they worked two periods on it.

Human Skull Contour Drawing High School Art

In Art Theory 1 the kids did contour drawings of a skull. Not a real skull. A plastic one ordered from a catalog. My mother who also teaches high school art used to have two real human skulls that her kids would draw.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Dangerous Path High School Art

Studio Art had two weeks to create a drawing dealing with the theme, "A Dangerous Path". I showed them video game stills, some sci/fi fantasy images, photos of booby-traps, and I can't remember what else. This was by far the most successful project of this year.