April 7 & 8, 2016
Studio Art 1 students have been very busy since the beginning of the school year. The students began discussing the elements of art, and now have gone into depth with the element “Value’. Students have used both graphite and white charcoal while observing their own paper sculptures and then worked with a value range to create their final product. The introduction of the tortillion (blending stick) has been an exciting tool for many to use on their projects.
Objectives for the students were as follows:
Students will use their observational skill to illustrate the details of their paper sculpture.
Students will create the full value scale to turn their flat shape into form. Utilizing graphite for the paper sculpture and white charcoal for their airplane drawing.
Massachusetts Visual Arts Standards
2.14 Review systems of visualizing information and depicting space and volume, for example, scale and vanishing point, linear, atmospheric, and isometric perspective; and create works using these systems
Happy New Year!
The last project of 2014 was a color study and Art 1’s first introduction to painting. The students picked a single color and based three colors schemes around it. They created a triptych painting which is a painting in three panels. One panel was monochromatic, another complementary and the last was analogous.
Nice job, Art 1!
In Term 4, the Art 1 students selected a famous portrait, or a portrait of someone they knew. With the use of the grid technique, the medium choice of charcoal or pencil, they went ahead and distorted their portraits and integrated a solid value scale. These students have come such a long way with their work this year, and this is a great example of their improvement. Great work Art 1!
Art 1 tried something new this year with paper mache and the results are AWESOME! We made paper mache bowls, painted the inside with an analogous color scheme and used cut paper to mosaic the outside. They are amazing! Nice work, Art 1!
During second term, Art One focused on color. The color wheel project was done in colored pencil, reviewed tints and shades and also introduced different types of symmetry. Their final radial designs came out great!
We had several students that entered their work into the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. Check out their work below!