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.