Recently we have several students recognized for their hard work and amazing artwork.
Congratulations to Piscataway High School art students for having their artwork selected and published in the Fall 2017 Blick Celebrating Art anthology. This publication brings together the best student artists in North America. The intent of this student art contest is to motivate student artists and provide the top entries the opportunity to be published in an anthology that will record the creative works of today's student artists.
At the end of the year, AP Art Drawing students and class of 2017 graduates, Neha Patel and Nina Gabriel, entered the 2017 Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Art Contest. The contest asks students to create a piece of artwork that is inspired by an issue that impacts our oceans such as pollution, conservation and environmental impacts on the ecosystem. Neha won the Silver Award and Nina won the Distinguished Honorable Mention Award. Both student’s researched and illustrated issues related to the impact of oil spills in our oceans. Both pieces of art stood out from the 3000 pieces entered from around the world.
Drawing & Painting II students are almost done with their mixed media figures. Using portions of their photos to collage with, students added bold patterns and fun fashion to create a mixed media work of art. We are still adding lines and paying careful attention to line quality. Some students have begun to add color pencil to create depth on top of the marker base.
Day 2 of monoprints! Today everyone used their figure drawings to create monoprints and collages . Using the previous days experience, compositions and color schemes were a bit more thought out. Next class period, we will combine prints and drawings to create a mixed media breadth assignment that emphasizes the positive and negative shapes and lines of the human form.
Today we had such a great day in AP Art! I mean... really super great day! We were monoprinting with gelli plates. Ok, the set up was a lot and making the gelli plates did take some time. But (insert whoo hoo here) it was exciting. We flipped the classroom and students prepped for the lesson on their own. They were given an electronic folder of on-line resources and videos to review before starting. Students prepped stencils and color schemes before coming into the classroom. This allowed students to jump right in and start printing. Each student had their own printing station and space to create a multitude of prints. Students were layering acrylics, using stencils, incorporating their figure drawings, cutting original stencils, adding xerox transfer and hand coloring. And tomorrow...we get to do it all again!
If you are interested in taking classes outside of school, here are two opportunities. University of the Arts and Moore College of Art & Design both have Spring classes gearing up to start in February. Just stop into G115 to take a look at the brochures or just click the links below.
The AP art students just handed in their 4th concentration of the year. As you can see there are many different ideas and concepts being explored. It is great to see students using mixed media(orchids), incorporating newly techniques (working in reverse) and working on different paper surfaces (chess game). We are just 2 concentrations from our mid year review. At that time we will look at how the concentration has developed and where we want to go from there. Stay tuned!
Congratulations! Sara had her artwork (above) selected for the NJPAC Early Winter Exhibit sponsored by the AENJ. Sara's artwork is a fantastic still life that she completed from observation. She used color pencils and spent a lot of time on the small details and logos. By choosing to use a group of similar objects Sara was able to unify the composition. The overlapping and tipped angles also help to create some a triangular composition.
"The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world."
Mrs. Dorothy Amme
Visual Arts Teacher
Piscataway High School