Monday, December 19, 2011
Before I get to that I wanted to show you some of the work that was done by my kids. The drawings above were created by my Art 2 students using oil pastels and tempera paint. They measure 18" x 24" and took them a good two weeks to complete. It was the perfect project right before the holidays.
Hmmmm, I think the rain is letting up, I just might be able to do some shopping today :)
Hope you are enjoying some time off as well.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Hope you are doing well. Bye
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
I posted pictures of the view from my window and a few shots that I took when I went out for some shopping. If you are ever in Galveston you don't want to miss some of the wonderful antique shops. I now have to write a power point presentation that I will be presenting tomorrow to area art educators based on "Creative Background Techniques". After the great time I had I feel up to the challenge. I hope you had a great weekend.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
I'm very happy with the results and I believe the kids are too.
Hope you have a nice weekend.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
All of these paintings were done with acrylic. Some of the backgrounds include:
Crayons with watercolors.
Never Dull on magazine
Shaving cream with watercolors.
Until next time.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Even though this piece has a few issues, I believe this adv. student did a great job with her shading.
This is the first time I have this young lady in my class, she had been with another teacher and never did any drawings! All she did was collage and paint (with very little direction) so now she is trying desperately to create some drawings for her portfolio. Now I just need to put her creativity together with her new found ability.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
This is what my Art 2 students are creating. Even though they were exposed (or should've been) to painting in Art 1, I like to assign them a still life painting to get them to pracitice their painting techniques. I'd rather they come up with their own still life, but it is so difficult to get them to set up some good compositions on their own. I set up this still life, but I didn't want them to all look the same, so I pushed them to create their own unique background. If you look through my blog, you will find some "stills" that were created last year. I didn't push them on backgrounds last year, but I was happy with the results. I'm already thinking of how I am going to change this up next year.
So far I am pleased with their efforts, I do hope they come out well.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
I give this sketchbook assignment every year to all my art classes, from beginning to adv. There's nothing like shoes to help students learn how to draw. The first two photos were made by two of my Art 1students and the last one is by an Adv. student.
I only allow pen drawings in their sketchbooks, I just don't like pencil in those books, they begin to smear after a while, even after spraying. OK, the real reason is because I don't think there is anything prettier than a pen drawing.
The top two drawings were done with a sumi brush and india ink.
Friday, September 30, 2011
OK, don't laugh, let me explain. Every year we are asked to decorate our doors for homecoming. I usually grab a few students and send them to the art lab to draw something for our door. After an hour I went to go see what they were doing and there I was... in a bikini. Although they did me the favor of drawing me in a nice figure, I was a bit shocked to see it. They were pretty prepared to hear me complain because they were ready with their replies.
I had told them "Whatever you want to draw is fine by me". Oh Lord, when will I learn.
In case you were wondering this year's theme is Las Vegas ( I have no clue why). Sorry to say we did not win a prize this year, I guess noone was ready to see me in a bikini.
Monday, September 26, 2011
I gave the students the option of coming up with their own backgrounds, if they could not they had to do a collage.
I am happy with the end results.