This semester Art 1 students have been learning watercolor paint techniques with a wide variety of watercolor media. They've been practicing these in preparation of their own watercolor paintings. Students will create two paintings in this unit: a landscape (either realistic or fantasy-based), and a "whatever" painting meaning they have choice of subject matter. Today we began their paintings!
Angie Duvall, ray of sunshine and Art History teacher at NBHS, came to me wanting to do this painting project with her classes. After attempting many different recipes for the paint and several trips to Lowes and other stores, we found the perfect tools for the job and tackled getting ALL of our classes together, at one point we had almost 60 students in the Art room "painting"! The students were all very pleased with their results from the process which emphasized non-traditional paint application. We looked at the work of Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock as a reference for this style.
This week and next week Art 2-4 students will be getting their hands dirty with clay! Students are either exploring humor, function, or both in their sculptures.
Each month I select an Artist to feature on our bulletin board in the hallway. Here are our past winners', and current winner's bulletin. Maybe I can keep up with posting these every month! Congrats to Jacob Henry, Cierra Leach, and Keely Duncan!
Many thanks to Mrs. Johnson for sharing her guest speakers with our online Health class so they have the opportunity to learn about healthy relationships from John and Brandy! The presentations have been relevant, entertaining, and very informative.
Art 2-4 students are exploring these themes in paintings and altered books for this unit.
These students bring me such pride! Many art club members are also in my Art classes, and watching them pour themselves into their work with every opportunity they get is inspiring. Even the students who aren't in Art classes do this, there are always creative utensils moving!
Art 1 students in 2nd period joined Allied Health & Culinary for a presentation from Southland Dairy Farmers today for a unique opportunity! My students completed an anatomical gesture drawing of the stunning model, Jet. We got to hear about her milk production and witness the extraction process. Thank you Mrs. Keehn and Allied Health for coordinating this presentation!
All NB Seniors interested in attending art school were invited to join a presentation given in 6th period today by Benjamin Rich from Spalding University, KyCAD division. Students learned about the studio advantage, unique schedule, and exhibition opportunities particular to Ky College of Art and Design.
Some Art 3 & 4 students chose a charcoal study as the upcoming week's sketchbook assignment. Here they are posing for each other! Other students in the class chose 3-dimensional assignments.
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.