Students are completing scratchboard art, which is cardboard with a thin coating of fine white clay, covered by a layer of India ink. The surface starts out black and the students scratch off the coating to reveal the surface of the board, which can be various colors.
The monochromatic portrait is the final project in the color theory unit. After completing the color wheel the students were exposed to different color schemes, the monochromatic scheme is the culmination of the unit.
Students learned what a color wheel is and how to mix colors using primary colors. They studied and learned a foolproof way to simplify the process of choosing colors that worked in harmony with each other.
Optical Art or Op Art is a style of visual art that uses optical illusions. These are abstract works that the students created in black and white. This form of art typically gives the viewer the impression of movement, flashing, vibrating patterns, or of swelling or warping.
The students were asked to select an item that they could apply topography to. When the students applied this to their item, they are creating shapes the are layered, giving the perspective of their item lifting off the page, a 3-D effect.
Description: First year art students were asked to find 25 words, in different fonts, that described themselves. The students used perspective, positive/negative space in layering their words and color schemes on their project. The medias used for this project were ink pen and colored pencils.
Description: At end the school year, students are given a page torn out of a dictionary and told to find a word they could draw and animate on the page. Using oil pastels and chalk to add depth and effect to their work. It is their interpretation of the word, how they see it or how it makes them feel. This is an extension of an exercise that they have done throughout the year, they were given a word and asked to draw their interpretation of it.
Description: This piece is done with a scratchboard. The technique is to use sharp knives or tools to engrave into a layer of white china clay that is often coated in black India ink. Unlike many drawing media, where the artist adds in the mid-tones and shadows, with scratchboard the artist is working by adding in the highlights, the way they do this is by removing or scratching the ink off the paper or board to reveal the surface below.
Description: This piece was created with of colored pencils, water color pencils, and watercolor paint within the five sections of the circle. Palacios specifically chose specific colors to give it a warm and vibrant feeling when looking at it. I was required to choose a reptile and so I decided to choose a bearded dragon after the one I own named Lazarus.