Drawing & Painting I students finished up their first paintings in acrylic. These monochromatic portraits emphasize the use of values to create the illusion of form. Using a single color and white students had to create 5 different values. Along the way they learned to mix enough paint (because we all know how hard it is to make the same color/vale twice), brush control, when to use a certain brush and managing paint supplies. These newly learned skills will be applied to our next project, painting candy. Students chose their color and pose to create these colorful expressions.
Welcome to 3rd marking period and acrylic paint. Drawing & Painting I has started their monochromatic self portraits. After going over the basic properties of acrylic paint, set up and clean up we started some basic color mixing while working on a value sheet. Students are working to chose a color or colors to use on their portrait.
The rain has finally stopped and we got back outside to work on our spray paint projects. Everyone's project has a different feel and it was interesting to watch students start to think in layers and apply the paint in different ways. The ground was a bit squishy but almost everyone finished. Just a few more to go...
Katherine, my student option/class assistant, put the monochromatic self portraits up on display in the g-wing. There are still a few stragglers finishing up but they are all pretty terrific. I am working on getting close ups to share when there is more time. Special thanks to Katherine, who is my right and left hand at times. Without her extra help and attention to detail they might not have made it up on display so quickly.
"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