Saturday, October 2, 2010

Elements of Art Non Objective Paintings

Students in Painting and Advanced Painting created a non objective painting using acrylic paint and mixed media elements such as fabric and tissue paper. The goal was to showcase all elements of art (color, texture, value, line, space and shape- we left out form since we were working within a 2-D space) within their painting. Students viewed artwork by the famous Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky to see how he used the elements to create nonobjective paintings. This project was the first project this year in painting and gave students the chance to play around with the acrylic paint, palette knife painting, using gloss medium and impasto paste. Here are the results:


Tony T

Sadie D

Paul G

Paige W

Mike H

Kelsey M

Jessie L

Emily T

David W

Christine B


Charlie W

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Charcoal Self- Portraits

Students in 11th period drawing completed miniature self-portraits in charcoal before beginning on their final self-portraits. Students focused on looking for values throughout their face and using the charcoal to blend and shade these values. Don't they look fantastic?!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Self- Portrait Links

Rembrandt van Rijn and Vincent van Gogh both completed numerous studies of their own faces. To see their self-portraits check out these links.


Van Gogh's Self-Portraits


Rembrandt van Rijn's Self-Portraits

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Ordinary to EXTRAordinary

Students in 11th period drawing took pictures of relatively ordinary objects and made them extraordinary through enlarging them and changing the local colors of the object and or background.


By: Carolyn K.


By: Cody V.


By: Keegan H.


By: Liz M.


By: Mariah B.


By: Megan B.


By: Zach K.


By: Alex L.