Between our large projects we stop and stretch our creativitiy by completeing art journal projects. Here Drawing & Painting II students are working on day of the week journal page using watercolor and sharpie markers.
Wow! I can't believe first marking period is almost over. When I look back at all we have done in just one marking period I am inspired and proud by everyone's hard work. Take a minute to share how you feel about your first marking period in Drawing & Painting I? or Share about your first charcoal project in Drawing & Painting II...and AP students....share your progress.
Be sure to follow the blogging guidelines given to you in class and make your post considerate and appropriate.
I saw this recently and just found it so appropriate for art. This quote belongs to Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden, who was not only well aware that it’s okay to regularly make mistakes but that you’re doing something wrong if you don’t. We often expect that we should be able to do everything perfectly and we are scared to mess up or make a mistake. But it is from those mistakes that we grow and learn. So make mistakes, take chances and remember in art it often about the process and not just the end product. What do you think?
Okay...I know we finished these awhile ago but they are finally on line in our Drawing & Painting I Galleries. Students brought in shoes and set them up on the table. They carefully observed the shapes, lines, textures and patterns and rendered the final drawing in pencil. Students learned to use a variety of pencil techniques and payed careful attention to the value (lights and darks) of their shoe. There are only a few here on the blog but you can check out all of the drawings by clicking on Drawing & Painting I link here...... /drawing--painting-i.html
It was so good to get back into the classroom today. I forgot how much I loved teaching color theory. I recently found this chart on line about how color is used in advertising. I really enjoyed it so I thought I would share it as we work on our color wheel project. Have you ever really thought about what colors you see when you first walk into a grocery store? or how the colors in a hospital are chosen? Believe it or not there is science and psychology behind many color choices. Check out http://www.colormatters.com....
"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