Thursday, November 11, 2010

Finished Figure Work

Our "Figure Fridays" were a huge success again this year! For 8 weeks we had dance students come into the art room to pose for about 10 minutes. Each Friday, our AP students did gesture drawings of the dancers using a different medium each day, so that they ended up with a large piece of paper with layers of figure studies done in graphite, charcoal, oil pastel, pen and ink, acrylic, watercolor, chalk, crayon and colored pencil. When the 8 weeks were over, my art students had 4 days to deconstruct their figure works and create a new piece! The work is OUTSTANDING!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Bike Drawings

I am really impressed with the technical drawings my students did of our classroom bikes! Several went beyond the technical and got very creative as well! I am in love with this class!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Very excited to see my 2010-2011 AP Blogspots that have been created over this past week! I will be posting them this week! We have a lot of work to post and we will be crazy busy getting ready for SCHOLASTIC entries...due in 1 week!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

GET EXCITED! My new AP visual art students will begin their 2010-2011 AP Blog Spots next week! The artwork they have been creating this year is FANTABULOUS! For a few examples check out my e-portfolio AP site:

In the meantime, we look forward to sharing our work and reflections with you SOON!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Stippling Project...

Students did a GREAT job working on their stippling project for their breadth section. Several students got create and figured out a way to add this to their concentration section!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Semester 2 - AiMS #1

So we are off to an amazing start with our AiMS #1 assignment, spring 2010! My AP students were to be inspired by the art of Karen Michel, manipulate paper in a creative way and use the lyrics of a song as the subject matter...I think you will be amazed at the results! The best part was during the crit presentations, as students shared their art, they played a portion of their song in the was a super aesthetic experience!

AP students now have 10 AiMS completed and 12 HOT homework assignments done (higher order thinking)...they are on their way to putting together incredible AP portfolios! I think the concentrations are strong but they need to really work on their breadth work. The next AiMS should push them hard on their technical skills.

Check out a few here and please make sure to go to each AP student's individual blog spot, addresses are located to the right! Comments are, of course, appreciated and necessary as student's grow through the art of an honest Critique.