Studies as early as 1941 indicated that bluish hues were the most preferred; just this summer, the world’s favorite color was declared to be a shade of blue/green based on a 30,000-person survey canvassing 100 countries. Color preference is not limited to a particular geography or gender.
Blue was determined to be the most popular color for Art 2 students who took an informal color survey on the first day of school. “It is not surprising that our results from my three classes fall in line with the preferences from the rest of the world,” said Art 2 teacher Mrs Schilling.
Researchers contend that a person’s preference for a color is determined by how much a person likes the objects associated with that color. All of the things associated with blue are mostly positive.
Blue is associated with the sky and water, as well as ballpoint pens and blue jeans, raising the average preference for blue higher than the remainder of the rainbow. Clear sky and clean water are things we all experience universally.
Color preferences can vary depending on the time of year, tied to the changing of the seasons. Typically, the colors of autumn—golden yellows, browns, dark reds—are the least-liked on the color wheel. However surveys conducted in the fall reveal an increased preference for these dark, warm shades, when participants most closely associate them with festive things like hayrides and pumpkin patches.
 Conducted by Hull 2017 UK City of Culture and paper merchant GF Smith, the survey was invited people to select their favorite shade a online by hovering over an infinite palette of shades with their mouse until they landed on the color they found most appealing.
 According to research conducted by psychologists Stephen E. Palmer and Karen Schloss at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The Wakefield High School Visual Arts Department is partnering with the Albion Cultural Exchange to host First Thursday Downtown on June 1 from 6:00-8:00 pm. This event will be the last art exhibit for the 2016-2017 school year. It is very exciting to host this event that will feature artwork from juniors, sophomores and freshman art students at WHS. The seniors have left the building and now it is time for the underclassmen to showcase their talents. The projects for this upcoming show have been created in the past 6 weeks since Arts Night which was in April.
“Art students are constantly creating and it is very exciting to be able to show off their most recent work,” said Joy Schilling WHSVisual Arts Coordinator. Included in this exhibit will be cardboard sculptures, linoleum prints, paper maché figures and masks, portraits, graphic design work and ceramics.
First Thursday is a great opportunity for the public to see the great things that are happening in the Wakefield Arts Community. Hope to see you on Thursday night.
Students used symbols to communicate ideas.
Throughout time symbols have been used to convey meaning in art. Many artists use symbolism in their art to further tell a story. Art 2 students chose a symbol, learned it’s meaning and created their projects using a thin sheet of cooper as their canvas.
Copper Tooling - Rachel Chanley
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The inaugural, “First Thursday Downtown” is scheduled for Thursday June 2, 2016 from 6 to 8 pm. at the Albion Cultural Exchange and will feature young up and coming artists from the Wakefield High School Visual Arts Department.
“On May 19 we showcased the work of our graduating seniors and now it’s time to present our upcoming talent.” said Joy Schilling of the Wakefield High School Visual Arts Department and Albion Cultural Exchange Committee. The Albion Cultural Exchange has an open main floor gallery with natural light pouring in from palladium windows and is in the heart of Downtown Wakefield at 9 Albion Street.
First Thursday’s Downtown is just beginning and the Albion Cultural Exchange is looking to add in various monthly community partners to participate in First Thursday’s Downtown. If your business or organization is interested in participating, please contact the Cultural Exchange through the website www.albionculturalexchange.org
or by attending one of our events.
First Thursday’s Downtown is brought to you by the Albion Cultural Exchange.
Guidelines for this project…
Accurately draw three birdhouses in space, using 2-point perspective.
Structures show a consistent light source with subtle change in tone using watercolor.
Detail work including plants, flowers and architectural details drawn in using pen & ink.
Overall work looks complete and neatly done. Carefully handled, edges and corners are intact, not wrinkled, torn, stained, folded, etc.
Art 2 students used black and white paper to create two Notan collage designs, one abstract and the other design recognizable as a noun (person, place or thing).
· A successful Notan design has balance and contrast of positive and negative space.
· Craftsmanship is essential to a Notan design.
Objective of the project: Students created original images using cut paper to demonstrate balance between positive and negative space.
· Art Elements – Space and Shape · Principles of Design – Contrast and Balance
Art 2 students Joy Patel, Joanne Gallardo, Julia Brown, Hannah Filleul, Helen Salvatore, Justin Nguyen, Cecelia Colliton, Mikayla Coombs, Kaitlyn Newbegin, Kellianne Conlon, and Sofia Barrett are designing and carving their pumpkins in preparation for Fright Night October 29. The Carved Jack o Lantern display will be set up and lit by 5:00 pm. Hope to see you there!