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 just completed their oil pastel leaves. These 10"x 18" drawings are bold and colorful. Students recreated the textures and colors found in various fall leaves using two different types of oil pastels. Even though the oil pastels were messy, students were very happy with how their projects came out.
"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