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Honors Drawing & Painting Oil Pastel, Self-Portraits and Charcoal Skeletons

Honors Drawing & Painting Oil Pastel, Self-Portraits and Charcoal Skeletons

Term 2 brought some observational work to the Honors Drawing & Painting students. Through some long and deliberate sketchbook practice, the students were able to conquer some portrait fears as well as get acclimated with the use of oil pastel. Next students moved to another observational piece when studying the form of “Bucky” the Art Department skeleton and the use of black and white charcoal. This progression of observational work was tough on the students but we feel their finished work has shown great growth.

Art 1 Distorted Portraits

Art 1 Distorted Portraits

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!