Drawing & Painting II students have started their table top trompe l'oeils. We did a wee bit of research first and looked at the history of trompe l'oeil painting from Greek myths about painted grapes, through the Renaissance, the development of optics and Early American art. Stopping at modern day side walk chalk artists and the work of Felice Varini. We started the project with observational drawing. Since we are trying to create a table top that has been left in a creative frenzy, we included art supplies, crayons and trinkets that might be left lying around. Then we began to focus on how we compose all of the these things paying careful attention to negative space and overlapping. After learning how to stretch paper (which everyone loved) we have transferred our rough drawing to the good stretched paper. Stay tuned for updates.
"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