Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tint and Shade Acrylic Cylinder Painting High School Art

In Art Theory 1 we talked about tint and shade and then had three days to complete an acrylic painting of two colored cylinders. I turned off all of the lights and they painted with the light coming in through our large, north looking windows.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Watercolor Gradient High School Art

Art Theory 2 did these watercolor gradients as an intro to using watercolor. They had 1 period to make them. Wet on wet.

Color Pencil Mark Making High School Art

This Studio Art Assignment is about mark-making with color pencils. I showed them work by Vincent Van Gogh, Kyle Ranson, and Alberto Giacometti. They had about 7 periods to work on them. The three shown are from 9th graders.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Micron Pen Sketchbook High School Art

Junior Lauren Taniguchi is liking her Micron pens and doing some great drawings with them. These are some excerpts from her sketchbooks over the last couple of weeks. She is in Art Theory 2 and is assigned a different theme each week to do 5 sketches of. These drawings are from the clothes, feet, celebrity faces, and vegetation themes. I ask them to draw from life whenever possible.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Universe Making Photoshop High School Art

My Photoshop class worked almost two weeks on making their own universe from scratch. I had them google their own planet-making tutorial and create their own little slice of space. Some tutorials are better than others. Try and find one that makes use of the "layer style options" instead of airbrushing.

Film Trailer High School Art

The first assignment given to Film Studies this semester was to pick a film, and make a trailer for it. Here is one done for the movie "March of the Penguins".

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Business Card Design High School Art

My Studio Art kids had 3 days to design a business card for their chosen profession.

Non-Objective Family Portrait High School Art

My Art Theory 1 kids had 2 days to draw a family portrait using non-objective forms. I emphasized the expressive use of line, color, shape, scale, and proximity.

Master Drawing Copies #3 High School Art

This is the third master's drawing that my painting/drawing students did. The original is a DaVinci sketch. They had about 4 days to work on it.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Unlikely Place Photoshop High School Art

This was the first theme based assignment that the Photoshop class did. I gave them the theme of "Familiar People in Unfamiliar Places". They had to take snapshots of friends or family and Photoshop them into an unfamiliar place. They spent about 1 1/2 weeks on it.