Thursday, January 31, 2013

Charcoal Warm-Up

Advanced Art students completed this as a warm up to a still-life drawing using charcoal. I asked the students to create a collage using magazines, Kraft paper, book pages, newspaper and sand paper. Students create their mixed media collage and then use this surface to practice drawing different forms with charcoal.

I  spray painted several items white (cereal boxes, oatmeal canisters, round balls, milk cartons) that students use to set up their own still-life. Usually this takes about 2 class periods. So at the end of day 1, I snap a quick photo so that students can easily set up their still-life again the next day.

 I try to give students PLENTY of opportunities for practice before starting a final project. This does wonders for their level of confidence and most kinks get worked out early on.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

High School Self-Portraits

High School Student Self-Portraits

studio art self-portriat

high school self-portraits

stuck in the mud pottery

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