Congratulations to Piscataway High School art students Chrissy and Neha! They had their artwork selected for the Art Educators of New Jersey Early Winter Exhibit at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Their artwork is part of a 30 piece exhibit that is hung in the Victoria Theater Lobby displaying k-12 artwork from around the state. Over 6,000 visitors to NJPAC will see their artwork while it is on display.
Drawing & Painting II is working on their mixed media project. Using collage, markers and pen, they are creating these high fashion illustrations. Building on their previous experiences with marker and pattern, they are now using the markers in layers to build color and texture. They are using the negative space to lead the viewers eye to the focal point...the figure.
This week I have a a 2015 PHS graduate sharing her thoughts about her first semester at college as our guest blogger.
Drawing & Painting I students have started their unit on color theory. After looking at how we see color and the basics of the color wheel, we are working on creating a radial design with 12 sections/wedges. In each wedge we will be learning how to create 5 values of each hue on the color wheel using colored pencil, 2 tints, 2 shades and the pure hue. Students are learning which pencil to put first, how much pressure to apply, and starting to consider principles of design like contrast, rhythm and emphasis.
Where is your creative space? Where do you do your best work? Is it at the kitchen table? In your room? Well, I asked my AP students to share their creative spaces with me this week. So, I figured I would share my creative space. When the weather is nice enough, I like to work outside. I will often work on my deck in my backyard. I don't have to worry about clean up or spilling paint. I also really like the fresh air and I am inspired by the colors and textures around me. My dogs follow me everywhere and often end up with a bit of paint on their fur. They will hang out under my feet, on my supplies or just sleeping next me.
"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