AP Drawing is working on their first Breadth assignment. Some students are working with acrylic while others are using graphite. However, everyone will include images and possible text that will tell the "story of their shoes". Where have they been? Who did they belong too? Where have these shoes carried you to? Why are they important?
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.
Drawing & Painting II is working on these cool mixed media figures. This year students were able to use their own photos if they wanted. They are collaging a portion of the photo and altering the rest. Everyone has tapped into their inner fashion designer. Using a limited palette and patterns to fill the negative spacm each one has it's own feel. Some are a flash back to the 80's, while others are a bright splash of 60's color.
Drawing II students just finished up their mixed media figures. They are all so successful! Using collage, marker and colored pencil they created this pieces using to explore leading lines and focal point. By incorporating patterns, limited color scheme and the use of repetition they were challenged with balancing all of the elements within the image. More to come....
Drawing & Painting II mixed media trompe l'oeil's are almost complete. Feels as if we have been working on this forever. These are the first to be handed in and they look great. Using mixed media and working from observation students created these table top scenes, making choices about media and techniques. Great Job!
I gave my AP class one last challenge... illustrate the game of rock, paper, scissors. After a walk outside to gather rocks students began to dream up these wild ways in which the game could be played out. The media was open to the students and each student sketched out their ideas first to work out composition. Can you tell who wins in each piece?
Drawing & Painting II students worked from observation and put their mixed media skills to work today. They used watersoluable oil pastels and graphite to draw strands of rope that were twisting and turning into knots. Focusing on a small area students were able to pay careful attention to the light shadows that change as the rope overlaps and coils.
"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