Art May 21-25

Two point perspective

Perspective in the graphic arts is an approximate representation, generally on a flat surface (such as paper), of an image as it is seen by the eye. The two most characteristic features of perspective are that objects are smaller as their distance from the observer increases; and that they are subject to foreshortening, meaning that an object’s dimensions along the line of sight are shorter than its dimensions across the line of sight.

Students have finished their sketch in their sketchbook. They will begin drawing their final project.


Art May 14-18

Two Point Perspective

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Students will learn about the art of perspective drawing by creating a two-point perspective scene using specific guidelines.

Art April 16-20


A portrait painting or drawing depicts the image of a particular person or animal, or group. The subject of a portrait is usually called a “sitter”, because traditionally people would sit in front of the artist to have their portrait painted. Nowadays, of course, artists can work from a photograph, so not everyone has to “sit” for a portrait.

Portraits are effective and compelling when they tell us something about the person. A good portrait is not just a visual representation of a person; it will also reveal something about the essence of the person. What the portrait reveals may not be completely obvious – sometimes it can be cleverly implied through a certain expression or pose, an included object, or the artist’s use of color. Sometimes the person in the portrait can become iconic, representing a wider group of people from a specific period in time, who shares something in common.

Students are practicing facial features in their sketchbook to later reproduce a portrait of an artist of their choice.

Art April 3-6

Self- Portraits

As the Renaissance reasserted the importance of individuality (and mirrors became more widely available), self-portraiture exploded as a genre of its own—one that persists today in ever-expanding forms. Whether as a traditional model, a vehicle for formal experiments, or a stand-in for personas or identities, artists take advantage of the self as a readily available subject, both immediately relatable and rich with complex associations.

Many great artists are widely known for their outstanding ability to represent themselves through art. Some of the most recognizable artist in this line of art are:

Rembrandt  van Rijn, Vincent van Gogh , Egon Schiele, Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol among others. Students will begin to grid and draw their self-portraits.

Art March 19-23


Students are drawing anatomy studies of facial features in their sketchbook. Human anatomy is a complex subject and the extraordinary construction of the human body is celebrated prominently in art throughout history and today. Knowledge of the human body can be an invaluable tool for artists.

Art March 12-16

Self- Portrait

Students will make a study of facial features. They will learn about the use of self portraits throughout history using Matisse as a source of inspiration. Students will create a Collage using a picture and magazine cut outs.

Resultado de imagen para collage portrait

Art Feb. 12-16

Radial Symmetry Projects


Students have finished recreating Greek Pottery Designs using Radial symmetry and earth colors.

For those students who have still not turned in their projects and evaluations, they may still hand them in tomorrow February 13 throughout the day.

For our next project Egyptian Papyrus students will need to bring a roll of gauze and a tablespoon of instant coffee.  We will begin to work on the project Friday February 16th.