Art II Mobiles

Posted: May 9, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Our Art II students had the assignment of creating a mobile however they wanted – but they must create a framework from cardboard first.  Some opted to use a type of papier mache, some opted for an all-cardboard construction, some got creative with paper and recycled materials.  I love how different each one turned out.

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Behold, the creations of this year’s electronic media students.  These classes were challenged with creating a new, unique beverage product and designing a label for its bottle.  The label was judged and graded based on professionalism, originality, and having certain characteristics like nutritional information, a bar code, and a contest and/or product information.  The following projects really stood out as great examples.

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A few more days into German Expressionism have the paintings on the walls looking AWESOME.  Full of emotion!  Soon we’ll identify individual paintings’ areas of emphasis, that being the principle of art we’re covering right now.

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Before Spring Break, each art class period learned about four different artists and then chose an artist of whom to create a GIANT portrait.  First period chose Pablo Picasso, second was Andy Warhol, and sixth picked Frida Kahlo.  (Poor Salvador Dali felt no love this semester.)  In the class periods, each student was given 4-6 ‘squares’ of the portrait to recreate with chalk and charcoal.  The result was a portrait taller than seven feet that exhibited the artistic styles of the whole class while simultaneously representing a singular artist.  I think Picasso would have been proud, don’t you?

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Pablo Picasso as drawn by first period.

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Andy Warhol as created by second period.

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Frida Kahlo, represented by the artists in sixth period and also the winner of the teacher’s vote for Best Portrait.

Congratulations Art I and II students!

In Photography we’ve been experimenting with lights and shadows while shooting in manual.  We had fun using an old projector and any interesting props we could find to create shadow+human interactive scenes.  Here are some pre-Photoshop edited shots.

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We’re studying German Expressionism and Color Psychology and currently in the second stage of our process-heavy project.  Drawing upon recent figure-drawing knowledge, students created expressive ‘human like’ drawings with white paint.  Here they are adding colors after considering, “what emotion am I trying to convey here?”

Grace Museum Field Trip

Posted: March 20, 2012 in Field Trips

Today the Art Club + any students having work displayed in The Grace Museum of Abilene’s Youth Art Month show took a trip to Abilene to see their work and the work of the Region 14 area.  We also toured a local university’s art department and we all had fun being art nerds for a day.

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