Archive for the ‘Art III & IV’ Category

Mari’s Work

Posted: November 8, 2011 in Art III & IV

A glimpse into our Advanced Art IV class of one student…

Cut paper portrait.

Watercolor design.

Sharpie  ‘two-way’ design.


Sticky Montoya

Posted: October 6, 2011 in Art III & IV, Pixel Stickies

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Marisela creates a mural out of Sticky Notes.

The students in my advanced classes have been making stage props to use at this year’s “Howl Night”, which is a showcase evening of our students’ many talents.  The theme is “Jungle” something and so we’ve been making these things…

Koi by Marisela

Mari and Yari’s first experience with scratchboard was a success!  They each took their  own expressive self-portraits and created these pieces!


Junktique 2010

Posted: October 28, 2010 in Art III & IV, Junktique

Every year our community holds an auction called ‘Junktique’ and proceeds go towards the beautification and renovation of the old buildings in our town.  Every one in the community is encouraged to donate ‘junk’ that has been turned into ‘jewels’.  Our advanced art students, Mari and Yari began with this yucky old plaid… something

Yeah, that…

… and turned it into a work of art that auctioned for over $60!

Trompe l’oeil

Posted: October 25, 2010 in Art III & IV, Trompe l'oeil

I had my advanced art students study the trompe l’oeil style for the first long-term challenge project.  They researched both art historical and contemporary examples of trompe l’oeil drawings, paintings and murals, including the work of Andrea Mantegna, Jacopo de’ Barbari, and artists in the style of contemporary street painter Kurt Wenner.

My advanced art students chose their own objects for their trompe l’oeil still lifes, photographed their own compositions from a variety of angles and finally chose the media they felt would best allow them to achieve the true trompe l’oeil effect.

Yari, Trompe l’oeil still life, graphite and charcoal

Marisela, Trompe l’oeil still life, acrylic on canvas