COLUMN: Basic painting techniques produce lifelike creations

By |2020-04-29T12:06:40-07:00April 29th, 2020|Art, Column, Home Feature 2, Opinions|

In my view, painting art is the most concise way to directly express self-aesthetic consciousness. Painting can make us feel relaxed and happy as we create or learn basic techniques. In order to paint things that make sense, you must first understand that painting is a technique that uses a surface as a supporting surface and then adds color to it. 

Feature art No. 7, 2019-20 — Monochromatic Landscape

By |2020-03-16T14:44:12-07:00March 16th, 2020|Art, Arts & Entertainment, Feature Art|

Monochromatic (or mono) is a color scheme based on only one, single color tint. It uses only variations (shades) of a single hue, made by altering the saturation and brightness of the base color. Black and white colors are always added, as they in fact are the brightest and the darkest shade of the color.

Feature art No. 7, 2019-20 — Color Wheel

By |2020-02-26T08:22:20-08:00February 25th, 2020|Art, Arts & Entertainment, Feature Art|

Art 1 students are asked to create a color wheel displaying primary, secondary and tertiary colors. Primary colors are the basis of all other colors, mixing them in a ratio of 1:1 will create secondary colors, mixing a secondary color with a primary color creates the tertiary colors.

Feature art No. 6, 2019-20 — Mandala

By |2020-02-25T12:36:35-08:00January 30th, 2020|Art, Arts & Entertainment|

Description by art teacher Vickey Belmont: Toryn Triplitt, a senior and first-year art student finished her mandala beautifully. She fully comprehended the elements that this project used, her use of space, shapes, and colors compliment each other in the repetitive pattern. This is an excellent example of how the mandala should look for this project. At the beginning of the spring 2020 semester, I start my students on a project that requires them to repeat a pattern. It is a soft beginning to the semester and helps them come out of the fog of Christmas break.

Feature art No. 5, 2019-20 — Drawing unit: Portraits

By |2019-11-22T11:05:45-08:00November 22nd, 2019|Art, Arts & Entertainment, Feature Art|

This face portrait depicts the prominent 1950s-1960s actress and style icon Audrey Hepburn. Through the use of pencil drawing and shading techniques, junior Jewel Chandler explores various facial gradients and expressions.

Feature art No. 4, 2019-20 — Colored pencil as art tool

By |2019-11-22T09:07:18-08:00November 7th, 2019|Art, Arts & Entertainment, Feature Art|

Students are exposed to different types of mediums in art class. Colored pencils allow for more precision, control of detail and depth. The students can work lightly for a soft look or add many layers to get an oil painting effect. They are a versatile form of color, easy to carry and you can work with them almost anywhere.

Feature art No. 3, 2019-20 — Zentangle Method

By |2019-10-17T10:40:02-07:00October 17th, 2019|Art, Arts & Entertainment, Feature Art|

Line art by Mars Hou The Feather Featured Art series is chosen by art teacher Vickey Belmont from her classes and/or independent art students. Belmont picks the best work during current units and encourages students to participate in these occasional posts. Other students are encouraged to submit art pieces as well. Please contact the editors [...]

Feature art No. 2, 2019-20 — Visual art sketchbooks

By |2019-10-17T09:46:17-07:00October 2nd, 2019|Art, Arts & Entertainment, Feature Art|

At the end of each month in our art class, we are required to turn in four visual journal entries to demonstrate our artistic practice throughout the month. As an Art 3 student, I have the choice whether or not to partake in the assignments of the class, so this journal really helps me to express myself without a short deadline. As I began this page of my journal, I thought about the topics I was writing about in my publications class, The Feather. I am currently tackling a project on student voice in world issues and the importance of that voice in public discussion.

Feature art No. 1, 2019-20 — Art elements

By |2019-10-17T09:52:11-07:00September 10th, 2019|Art, Arts & Entertainment, Feature Art|

At the beginning of the year, art teacher Vickey Belmont asks her students to create a project that lets her know a little about them. Art II students are asked to draw 20 images that they feel describe themselves and their personality. In this first art project, the student are required to assimilate various elements of art and design.