Oil pastel contour line drawings! Drawing & Painting II students are almost done with their contour line drawing portraits. Students could choose from a single portrait or a mash up of drawings they completed from observation. With so many options each project is completely different.
Drawing & Painting I students are learning about relief printmaking. The idea of carving a linoleum block and getting a print from the surface is really new to many students. Most students have finished carving and just started the printing process. Of course, printing is a whole new adventure. Getting a print that little to no snowy spots, when printing by hand, can be a workout.
AP Drawing is finishing up their last breadth assignment! With just 3 months left until the exam we will be refining our concentrations and finishing the remainder of the portfolio work. Students will also be working any pieces that they are not happy with or have incomplete. We are in the home stretch now.
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.
"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