Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Isabel Z-A (7th grade): Portraits

Isabel Z-A (7th grade): Portraits

Faces inspire me because I see them everyday and I always think, why not make them?  My artwork represents the people who are important to me and the people that I talk to all the time.  I started off just making the head up to the tip of the ribcage of a person, but then I expanded as seen with the portrait of Jessica who is shown with a full body.  I used Sharpies, crayons, and colored pencils to color the face portraits.  My first was a self-portrait, I’m shown glumly because I was suffering a huge headache, but anyways I started off outlining my face and all the other details, when I was done I traced my face with a Sharpie, and then I colored my face and skin color with pink, brown and peach, and the rest of me with different colored pencils.  I think that self-portraits and other face portraits capture the feelings people are feeling all the time.  
 

Chyenne H. (7th grade): Abstract

Chyenne H. (7th grade): Abstract

For my art project theme, I did abstract and first I thought of just drawing abstract ideas, but instead I started to sculpt it by using Model Magic and clay.  I also used construction paper and the confetti paper to make a checkerboard heart with a black background.  I wanted to do abstract work because I wanted to try something different and because I’ve seen abstract work from other people and I liked them so it inspired me to do abstract as my theme.


Daniel C. (8th grade): Creepy Shepard Fairey

Daniel C. (8th grade): Creepy Shepard Fairey

I just tried drawing creepy characters and went with a simple one in different designs that I and Shepard Fairey created.  After sketching with pencil, I traced over it with marker to make it stand out.  By using the “Obey” reference book and remembering my trip to New York.  I mostly took the design and sayings of Shepard Fairey and made them my own.




Jalen B. (7th grade): Skull

Jalen B. (7th grade): Skull

My theme was a clay model of a skull.  It wasn’t very easy because I couldn’t make a lot of the parts.  I got inspired because I saw scientists on TV making skulls of people and things they’ve never seen before and I wanted to do that with my skull.  During the past 6 weeks, I’ve made lots of different skulls because it was formed in lots of different types of ways.  I made it, but it was very hard.  I had made the stand because I made a cylinder to put the skull on.  If I was to suggest anything, I would say that you should look 360 degrees around what you’re making to get every part.

Brandon C. (7th grade): Run BMC

Brandon C. (7th grade): Run BMC

I did a lot of Run BMC last year, and that’s what inspired me. My art represents me and my logo.

Steps:
1. Draw on canvas.
2. Make lines to vanishing point.
3. Color with dry pastels.
4. Spray with fixative.

I don’t feel like I improved at all, although Isabel thinks I did.

Maia M. (6th grade)

Maia M. (6th grade): object in hand sketchings

I’d always thought pencil sketchings looked really cool. I was flipping through ‘Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain’ and stopped at drawing your hand holding something. I got up, asked for a Graphite Sketching Set, and tried it out with a fake peach. It worked pretty well but looked too plain. It definitely needed some depth. I tried another sketch, but with a flower. I added shading with a 2B, 4B, and 4B pencil. It looked a lot better, but was still missing something. This time, I tried a carrot. I used an HB pencil for the outline (like always) and the linear drawing. I left out the shading, but that was wrong. I started using both lines and shading with my media, pencil. Pencil sketching is definitely a practice, not a perfect.


Monday, October 29, 2012

Ginhaude L. (7th grade): Geo

Ginhaude L. (7th grade): Geo

My theme was geometric shapes..  I was inspired by another art project by Victoria.  At the begnining, I wanted to do origami with it but in the end I painted.  There is a lot of graffiti around my house.  You always see colors in the process.  I first penciled in the shapes, then I colored the lines with black paint and I painted in the shapes with bright colors.  I mixed colors to get the actual color that I wanted.  Tips I would give would be to practice making the shapes.  Next time, I would make the shapes smaller.

Ryan B. (8th grade): Mac Miller

Ryan B. (8th grade): Mac Miller

I drew a picture of Mac Miller because he is my favorite rapper and I love him.  First, I had to print out a picture of him.  Second. I started drawing him.  Third, I shaded in the background to give the picture more pop!  I am proud of my work because it took me weeks of work to complete it since I had to make everything perfect.  I’m going to take a picture of it and tweet it to Mac Miller and hopefully I get a retweet.



Starr M. (8th grade): Bakery

Starr M. (8th grade): Bakery

My project this trimester was a Starbucks-style bakery.  I was originally doing a cupcake project and that idea adapted into a bakery/coffee shop.  I made this project because I wanted to go outside my comfort zone and do something large-scale, but detailed.  First, I created the baked goods out of Sculpey.  I used needles and knives to shape and carve the Sculpey.  I made a variety of cookies, tarts, cupcakes, and doughnuts.  Next, I created a structure to hold the goods. I used a strong cardboard to make a back wall and the same to make shelves.  Also, I created olive-paint outlined trays to plate the treats.  Next, I created a table and chair set.  I printed a cardstock mosaic to cover the table and cash register.  I made the register and table by pinning cardboard together.  Finally, I hot glued the whole project together and finished.  For me, this project is all about detail, proving what an impact detail can make.  And that is my project.




Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Maeve J-S (7th): The Human Face


Maeve J-S (7th): The Human Face

Purpose: My purpose was to make a human shaped head collage making the eyes first, then the nose, the mouth, and the ears, so on. At the beginning of the year, I was thinking of doing portraits of people instead. But my project seemed to go another direction. I was drawing eyes too much, so I thought, “ I should just make different parts of the face.” So I did.
Process: One. I made the eyes. As you can see, I made one eye first, the right eye, and then the left eye second. I taped the eyes together, and they (to me) looked like real human eyes.
Two. I made the nose. The nose was more complicated, but with the help of Ms. Tetrault and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Drawing I managed to get the nose near to perfection.
Three. Then I moved on to the lips. They were pretty easy, so I only had one draft of them. (Notice that everything so far is just gray. I didn’t color them in, so I did them only in pencil, and nothing else.)
Four. I moved on to the ears. It was very hard to me, with all of the little details, especially the left ear, but I did both of the ears.
Five. I give the art project to you. You grade it and hand me an earned grade.

Selena C. (8th): Redo Painting




Selena C. (8th): Redo Painting 

In my project Redo Painting, first I drew an Impressionist painting. Next I transferred it into a canvas with a pencil trick Ms. Tetrault showed me. I started with the lady painting her black dress and her hair. Her daughter was painted next adding detail to her dress and white. Lastly I added much detail I would to the background. I added some details I thought it needed like the birds.in this project I learned more about mixing paints than I thought I would. I learned tricks about using the paint brushes and what to do to fix the mistakes I made with the paint. This project taught me patience is key with paint and this is one of my best projects.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Art Studio candids

While I am waiting on a new camera charger (I can't wait to share some of the awesome projects students have been making!), I thought I would share a few of the amazing professional photos that were taken in the Art Room recently.  It is a creative space!