Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Update in the Artroom

We are nearing the end of the semester and Christmas is right around the corner.  Projects are finishing up and everybody is super busy!  Here are a view pics of the finished Charcoal Drawings, and one of the finished Mixed Media Paintings.
I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and safe holiday break

Monday, December 2, 2013

A Charcoal Perspective


As I mentioned in a previous post, drawing students were to take pictures of them displaying an interesting perspective or view.  Students recently altered those photos using Photoshop.  The drawing class learned  how to save a jpeg file, and change the image size, as well as the pixels per inch/resolution.  We also experimented with brightness/contrast, curves, and levels.  Not to mention some of the interesting filter effects Photoshop offers.  The next step of the project is to transfer image to gray charcoal paper and shade using charcoal sticks and/or white chalk.  More pictures to follow.

Finger-print Identities

Unusual Portraits

Students are creating a thumb-print portrait.  First, they will be enlarging their finger print.  Then, instead of using simple lines they will be recreating the shape of the print with words.  These words are suppose to hold some kind of personal meaning to the students.  For instances a song, a poem, a quote, etc... The finished product may include various types of lettering/font style as well as shapes and colors.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Painting Class:
Below you will find a copy of the power point and the corresponding worksheet. Please use this as a reference if needed.


Mrs. Hurd

Monday, November 18, 2013

Drawing Class: Please look at pictures taken in class yesterday.  See below.  Pick your favorite.  Right Click and save to your student folder or jump drive. Open picture in Adobe Photoshop. Open your saved photo.  Using the crop tool, crop to interesting composition.  *Remember the rule of thirds!
Go to Adjustments< Image Size< change to as close to 8x10 inches as you can get and the ppi should be 200.
Now you are ready for the guided demonstration.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Peter Max Inspired Psychedelic Portraits

This year's Drawing I class produced these beautiful pieces after studying commercial artist Peter Max.  These psychedelic portraits are in proportion and demonstrate Max's use of color and pattern.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Art Club Activities

Art club meeting today and tomorrow after school.  Students will be making Sugar Skulls in celebration of Dia de los Muertos!  This is a fun and easy project for students to create.  I look forward to seeing the results.  More to follow.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Micography Update

I just finished my contour line drawing for the micrography project example. (See left.) The others are pictures from last years students' finished projects.  I know this year will do just as well!!

Drawing students are learning about Peter Max and his Psychedelic Style. He is a famous commercial artist known for his bright colors, celestial patterns, and floral motifs. More pictures to come...

Monday, October 28, 2013

Intro. to Art students are studying the art of Micrography this week. Students viewed and discussed ppt & were instructed to take notes on attached handout. Students will create an art work using words to shade and add visual contrast. More pictures to come...Click link to download HANDOUT- 

Gustav Klimt

Painting Students are studying Gustav Klimt this week.  A famous Austrian painter. Klimt is known for his robust, bright, stylized, mosaic-like paintings.  Students will also be studying the proportions of the figure.  Armed with this knowledge, students will be creating acrylic shrink plastic paintings.  More pictures to follow...

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Check back soon for pictures & post.  Site is currently under construction.

Mrs. Hurd

Wednesday, October 23, 2013