Drawing & Painting II students just finished their Table Top Tromp L'oeil projects. Students were inspired by their childhood memories of coloring and coloring books to create this mixed media still life works. It was wonderful to watch students make decisions about which material would work best for each object drawn. Students incorporated fun coloring pages by drawing them as part of the table top and even colored them with crayons. /drawing--painting-ii.htmlCheck out the rest in our online class gallery.
If you are interested in any Advanced Placement (AP) course, check out the Collegeboard's new website. There is lots of great information and it is very user friendly. This is the perfect time to see if their is an AP Course that might be the right fit for you as we begin to plan our course schedules for next year.
Drawing & Painting I just finished their Pop Art inspired linoleum prints. Students carved and repeated an image on linoleum by using a series of prints with a particular concept, color scheme or composition. Students could as many prints as they liked with the minimum being four. The prints were then put together to create repetition and unity. Some are on display (as many as we could fit) in the g-wing showcase but the rest are on display in our online class galleries.
This week we received some wonderful news....5 of our art students have received awards in the regional Scholastic Art Awards. A jury of professional artists, curators, and arts educators spent 30+ hours reviewing 3400 works of art submitted by over 900 individual student artists from across northern New Jersey. Our student's work was selected as the top 10-30% in our region. Gold and silver award winners will attend an awards ceremony next month at the Montclair Art Museum. Gold award winners will move onto the National Level to be judged later this spring.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have an impressive legacy dating back to 1923 and a noteworthy roster of past winners including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford and Joyce Carol Oates.
The Awards are an important opportunity for students to be recognized for their creative talents. Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual and literary-arts focused organizations across the country to bring The Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7 through 12 can apply in 28 categories of art and writing for the chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published.
Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.
AP students just finished these amazing trompe l'oiel mixed media still life drawings...yes they are drawings! Trompe l'oeil is a french term meaning trick of the eye. Trompe l'oeil paintings have a rich history that spans decades and can are often done today as modern side walk drawings (you often see on the internet) Students used the clipboard as a base for building their still life. They cut, clipped, and layered real objects on to a real clip board and used it as reference to create their drawing. Each clipboard has a theme. For instance, one is about a student's grandmother and another is about beauty. Each student made choices about which medium to use and when. These are currently on display in the G-Wing showcase.
A short something to inspire you....Music video for Tanya Davis' song Art by Andrea Dorfman.
PHS Graduate Shiza Chaudhary won the 17th Annual Teen Media Contest last spring. Her work is featured here, on the cover, for this years New Jersey Department of Human Services Calender. Working the with idea that Child Support is More Than Just Money, she created a colored pencil drawing of a game board that displays the character traits she has gotten from her parents. This contest is open again this year to students. Click the link below to find out the details http://www.njchildsupport.org/
Drawing & Painting I students just finished their marble still life drawings. Using colored pencils they were able to tackle the transparency and reflective qualities of the glass marbles. Using their knowledge of color they were able to mix and overlap colors to create these photorealistic drawings. Students also explored many different colored pencil techniques to recreate the textures and patterns they found. We also spent some time looking at the work of other photorealist painters who worked with reflections and texture. Check out the rest in our class on line galleries.
"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