Monday, April 13, 2015

Middle School Art: One Point Perspective Cityscape

Students in Middle School Art studied the principles of one point perspective and used these guidelines to create imaginary cityscapes using ink and colored pencil. 


Thursday, April 9, 2015

High School Art: Charcoal Drawings Inspired by Robert Frost "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"

These charcoal drawings were inspired by "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost.  Students were assigned a line or two of the poem and they used various types of charcoal and charcoal techniques to create the finished drawings. 

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know.   
His house is in the village though;   
He will not see me stopping here   
To watch his woods fill up with snow.   

My little horse must think it queer   
To stop without a farmhouse near   
Between the woods and frozen lake   
The darkest evening of the year.   

He gives his harness bells a shake   
To ask if there is some mistake.   
The only other sound’s the sweep   
Of easy wind and downy flake.   

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,   
But I have promises to keep,   
And miles to go before I sleep,   
And miles to go before I sleep.

Ali D.  
 Abigail S. 
 Emma S. 
 Victoria R.
 Jack H. 
 Lee T.
 Rachel C. 
 Heather M.
 Ben R.
 Heather M. 
 Mike W. 
Faith F. 

Monday, November 3, 2014

High School Art: Trompe L'Oeil Drawings

Students in High School Art set up a miniature still life using small objects that they felt were meaningful, interesting or beautiful. They attached each object to a background board and drew the still life from observation. They worked hard to make each object realistic and life-sized to create a strong Trompe L'oeil (French for "trick the eye) effect. Students also focused on creating realistic, blended and high contrast shadows.



Victoria's coming soon! 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Middle School Art: Elements of Art and Principles of Design Cubes

Students studied each element of art and principle of design in depth and went on to create their own cube showing every concept.  Each side of their cube shows one element and one principle working together to create an interesting composition and clear showcase of the concept. 

Middle School Art: Ink and Watercolor Leaf Contour Drawings

One of the "tricks" of being able to draw well is learning how to teach your eyes and hands to work together effortlessly.  Middle School Art students practiced this skill by creating blind and modified contour drawings of autumn leaves. Student used ink and watercolors to complete their works.