Wakefield High School Art students started off the new school year with a very different schedule. The current situation however, is not slowing down the production of Art. Art 2 students are making masks, not the type of mask that you think. We are using clay and paper mache.
While Art has always been our priority, we believe art is more important now more than ever. We need to get away from the thinking about quarantine, masks, and staying 6 feet away from each other. What we are doing is creating art, learning new processes that take the imagination away to other places. We need to stay aware of the beauty of our world. We need to stay active, hone our skills, and keep our minds occupied. It’s what connects us with each other, even if we can’t connect directly right now.
Create an abstract composition with shapes based on 4 numbers, fill in each shape with a full range of value-black to gray to white.
Exhibit a skillful use of the tools: drawing pencils, ruler, kneaded erasers, soft white erasers, and blending sticks to produce a technically correct drawing with no visible outlines. Shape is determined by value.
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 aonline 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.
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.