All Art classes and my Sophomore Academic Time students pulled together to make class banners for the pep rally Friday. It was decades day of spirit week so some students are also showing off their outfits.
Art classes were held outside by the softball field today so students could apply previously learned value, overlapping, and texture techniques to observational drawings. We focused specifically on the branch systems of the trees to target those drawing skills.
Art classes have just completed their first project (a colored pencil drawing utilizing adaptations of basic forms) and the works are nearly done being uploaded to Artsonia! Artsonia is an online gallery that allows you to view the student art works, comment, and purchase keepsakes. Artsonia is a wonderful organization that offers opportunity for young artists to earn money from published art and any keepsake purchase includes a 20% donation back to the school's Art program. If your son/daughter is in Art and their work is not visible, you just need to grant permission for their work to be public, this also makes them eligible for contests and prizes.
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HAVPA has finished our study of Medieval Art and we'll now be learning about non-Western cultures of Asia and the Middle East. We are also in the process of completing a stained glass activity with paper that ties in with Medieval stained glass.
Students in Art classes are beginning their sketches for their first composition. Students will be using colored pencils as a medium to complete the composition of basic drawing forms that we have been learning since the beginning of school. For upper level students, they are being challenged to adapt the basic forms from their geometric origins to reflect real or fantasy world objects.
HAVPA class has completed our introductory Unit of the elements and purposes of each branch of Humanities and will be beginning our study of art history this week with Ancient & Lineage-based artworks.
I invite you to browse this blog often to get a taste of my favorite part of my job - the process! Here I focus on students engaging with their work. If you are looking for final products, please visit our online gallery on Artsonia.