Some work from art classes done the last few weeks


Studying a complex subject by focusing on painting the negative shapes….4th-8th grade examples.  These are on display at the top of the central staircase.


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Painting the negative shapes, then repainting the positive shapes. Using warm and cool colors to create animals inspired by Australian Aboriginal paintings and folk art animals from Oaxaca.  1st –3rd grade…these are on display outside the art room.


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Using a bicycle as the subject one more time considering the negative shapes on top of a map and choosing a warm or cool color scheme with at least four hues.  4th –8th grade

HW6 Qtr. 1 Due Tuesday Sept. 27th

To celebrate the end of summer and the Autumnal Equinox that happens today, for this week I would like you to choose a Sun Face image that you like to draw in your sketchbook.

There are lots to choose from so pick one that is unique or interesting to you and have fun with it.

Here are a couple of diagrams that explain the Equinox to help you visualize what we discussed in class today:




Homework 5 Qtr. 1 Due Tues. Sept. 20th

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To celebrate Spirit Day, for this week I would like you to chose a favorite team mascot to draw in your sketchbook. Have fun and do your best!

I wanted to make my homework grade policy clear for this new school year 2016-17. Homework that is not turned in on the due date will earn a 10 point deduction if turned in during the same week. If the homework assignment is not turned in by the Thursday class it will earn a Zero. I’m happy to provide an extension for excused absences, but the policy is designed to help students to become more responsible about turning in their best work on time.

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A few nice responses to HW 4 …draw a car focusing on the contours

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These were some of the best of the homework assignments turned in today. All of these drawings show a level of commitment and caring that I find admirable. It takes probably 30 minutes or so to focus on the assignment and how it reinforces the concepts that we work on in class. I challenge more of you to step up your game and perhaps put a bit more effort into this weekly assignment. You have five nights to get the assignment done before it is due on the next Tuesday after all. Kudos to those of you that do put in your best effort each and every week!

Homework 4 Qtr.1 4th-8th grade due Tue. Sept. 13th



For this week by request I would like you to choose a car to draw in your sketchbook. Try using an angled view to create space and concentrate on describing the form of the car you choose with contour lines. If you can spend the time to do your drawing from real life with an actual car as the subject it would be even better practice. In any case do your best and have fun!