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 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