Friday, January 30, 2009

Balsa Wood Collaborative Sculpture High School Art

I bought 6 balsa wood kits from Michaels and had my Studio Art kids make collaborative sculptures from them. We spent about 12 periods on it.

Acrylic Self-Portrait High School Art

These sophomores and 1 junior made these self-portraits with a photograph of themselves and acrylic paint. They worked on it for about 6 periods.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Still-Life Drawing High School Art

I got an idea for teaching how to draw using contour lines. I pasted graph paper onto a cylinder and box and drew grids onto fabric and a sphere so they could see exactly where each contour was. I think it helped.

Photoshop Rubber Stamp Assignment High School Art

This is the photo I am giving my photography students for their first assignment. They need to clean it up. I hope the family pictured doesn't mind.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Erik Pyka Sketchbook High School Art

These are recent excerpts from the sketchbook of sophomore Erik Pyka. His style appears to be copied by many contemporary artists today.

Second Generation Mission School High School Painting

For this assignment in Painting, we looked at work from Paul Wackers, Dan Tierney, and Keegan McHargue. They were given three weeks to paint their own object-abstraction with acrylic on canvas. The painting below nailed it.