Drawing & Painting II just completed their first peer to peer midway critique...a grow and glow. Students started by laying out their artwork and then switching seats. While looking at another students artwork, they left one grow comment and one glow comment. Since this was our first critique of the year, students were provided a list of project objectives and vocabulary that were essential to the success of the project to draw upon for their comments. After circulating around the room, students returned to their seats and collected their comments. Using the feedback, student made adjustments to their work and then attached their comments to a small ring to save. Throughout the year we will collect these grows and glows to mark our successes improves the feedback we give one another.
My Period 7 class is a Drawing & Painting II course with a few independent study students mixed in. The DPII students are working on the surrealism projects using markers and complementary color schemes. As students test colors and color placement, they are working to break up values to create the illusion of form. Next week we will share some progress images. The DPIS students are working on their first projects of the year. Students are making choices about media, composition and subject matter.
Here are the finished 2 page journal projects we started last week! They are so fantastic! After using The Dot book as our inspiration we completed these mixed media pages using everything from metallic tempera to xerox transfer. They only requirement was that students use a positive dot and negative space dot. Everyone approached their pages differently...incorporating a variety of color schemes, techniques and themes. Truly embracing the "Just make a mark and see where is takes you..." we were able to push ourselves creatively.
Welcome to all new and returning students! We are just one week into school but it feels like we have been so busy already. Drawing & Painting I & II students are working on their art journals and AP has started their first breadth assignment. Later this week we will start our first visual journaling projects and finish setting up our interactive student binders. Be sure to have your binder in class this week!
Drawing & Painting II finished these portraits awhile back and they have just been waiting to be hung up in the G-wing showcases. Here is the first batch of portraits. You can see a mashup of contour line portraits, as well as, single subject portraits. The color scheme was open but students needed to use the wide range of value in their portrait to create the planes of the faces. Some students incorporated words and patterns while others used subtle color changes in the negative space. We used oil pastel and sharpie marker. These oil pastels are water soluble so they can be used blended to create smooth transitions.
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.
"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