Monday, December 13, 2010

Advanced Art

Advanced art warm up due Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
Jime Dine, My name is Jim Dine, oil on canvas
Advanced art homework - none!
Enjoy your two week winter break.
We'll see you in the New Year! :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

1 point perspective

Every year we tackle the problem of how to draw three-dimensional objects on a flat piece of paper using perspective. We always start with the basic idea of using one point perspective and simple shapes. We practice drawing boxes for two days before the students can start on the final drawing. For this project we used watercolors to shade in the shapes.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Metal embossing

The 8th graders really took a liking to the embossing idea and came up with some great ideas for this project. A highly succesful one each time! We used 32 gauge aluminum (comes in a roll) and colored each project with Sharpies.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Papier mache mania

After two long weeks of starching, starching, some more starching and finally painting, the advanced art students have finished their papier-mache animal sculptures. We started with an upside down plastic bowl, covered it with saran wrap, starched it with at least 10 layers of newspaper, added ears, noses, legs out of newspaper and cardboard, then toppped it off with one layer of white copy paper. Voila! animals galore :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Advanced Art

Advanced art warm up due Monday, December 13th.
Robert Indiana, Hope, 2009, oil on canvas.

Advanced art homework due Monday, December 13th.
Draw a winter wonderland. Use color pencils, fill the page and include a background.