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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.