Wednesday, November 20, 2013

realistic/ abstract selp portrait

Objective. Fill out the questionnaire
  Then illustrate 10 of your answers on a yellow half sheet of paper. 
 You now understand how to draw a realistic person and  you have images that make up your personality. You will be combining these two into a abstract self portrait. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

split face

Drawing a face in proportion is very important. There are specific rules you must follow in order for your drawn face to look life like and realistic.

As a class we will be drawing a proportionate face.  

Monday, October 28, 2013

Pop Art

What is Pop art? 
POPULAR art is an art movement that emerged in the mid-1950s in Britan and in the late 1950s in the USA. 

Pop art employs aspects of mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects. 


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.  The celebration takes place on November 1 and 2.
 People go to cemeteries to be with the souls of the departed and build private altars containing the favorite foods and beverages, as well as photos and memorabilia, of the departed. The intent is to encourage visits by the souls, so the souls will hear the prayers and the comments of the living directed to them. Celebrations can take a humorous tone, as celebrants remember funny events and anecdotes about the departed.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Romare Bearden

As a class we are going to look at an artist named Romare Bearden. We will be reading the handout in front of you an answering the questions as a class. 

We will be creating our own Ropmare Bearden inspired collage. 
What I want you took concentrate on are the activities and things that surround your community and life style. Just Like Bearden tell us YOUR life STORY.

Thursday, September 19, 2013


This lesson is going to incorporate more design then anything. Have you ever gazed at the clouds and images started to appear? Have you ever looked at a word long enough and it starts to look unrecognizable? Well if you answered yes, that is exactly what we are going to do with this project. You are all going to create a drawn animal by using the letters that make up that animals name. 
We are going to watch a show that does just this.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Louise Nevelson Born in Russia on September 23, 1899 – April 17, 1988. Came to America with her family when she was young. She is considered an  American sculptor known for her monumental, monochromatic, wooden wall pieces. She called her large found wooden object sculptures "crates".  Louise Nevelson liked to call herself the original "recycler." 

Goal- Create and original recycled piece of artwork inspired by Louise Nevelson. Include a eye catching design, and use layers to show depth in your sculpture.

Monday, September 9, 2013


As a class we will be practicing how to draw simple still life objects with ellipses and lines. You are then responsible for drawing all four objects at your table on a 3X3 inch piece of paper.

Accurately drawn images
creative angles 
proportionate drawing
accurate shadding

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

 Kaleidoscope Name Design

  • 2 square pieces of paper the same size (copy paper usu­ally works well)
  • Pen­cil and eraser
  • Scis­sors
  • Black “F” Sharpie
  • Col­ored pen­cils or markers
Direc­tions for lower grades:
1. First, fold both of your papers in half diag­o­nally, then in half again. Unfold both of them and set one aside.
2. Cut out one of the tri­an­gles cre­ated by your fold lines on just one of the papers.
3. With the flat edge along the bot­tom and the point fac­ing up, write your name with large stick let­ters so that it fills the entire tri­an­gle.
4. Now, draw an out­line around your stick let­ters to make nice, thick let­ters that touch all three sides of your tri­an­gle. Trace over your pen­cil lines with Sharpie.
5. Next, place the tri­an­gle with your name on it under one of the cor­re­spond­ing tri­an­gles on the other paper. Trace your out­line let­ters with pen­cil onto the new paper. (It can be help­ful to use a light box or even tape your papers to a win­dow for trac­ing. You could also try using a more translu­cent paper if it’s dif­fi­cult to see your lines, although cheap copy paper works great for me.)
6. Con­tinue trac­ing your name onto each sec­tion, flip­ping your name over every other time to achieve a “mir­ror image”. (Flip­ping your name over every other time is essen­tial to achiev­ing a mir­ror image, so don’t for­get this impor­tant step!!)
7. Then, trace over all your pen­cil lines with Sharpie.
8. Color with mark­ers or col­ored pen­cils.

Monday, August 26, 2013


Welcome to Intro to Art

In this class we will explore a wide array of art mediums. We will dibble and dabble with different eras, artists, techniques and cultures. This class is tons of fun, if you are open to trying new things. 

This is your class blog site that I will communicate your weekly lessons on. We will explore the blog today so you fully understand how it can be beneficial to you and your parents.

Friday, May 24, 2013


"Steam boat Willy" 1928

"Felix the cat" 1930

1940's Banned cartoon and Donald's vacation 1940's

"modern car" 1950's

"Mighty MOuse" 1960's

Original spider man 1970's

1980's "Snorks"

1990's cartoons

2000 cartoons

2013 cartoons

You Final-
Each of you will use a grid to draw a cartoon of your choice. Once you have drawn your cartoon you will then use a form of pointillism painting to fill in your cartoon with color. 

Monday, May 20, 2013


Georgia O'Keeffe was born in Wisconsin, USA. 
She is most known for her magnified  paintings of flowers and blossoms.  Georgia O'Keeffe created over 200 flower paintings in her lifetime.

Goal- Create a rendition of Georgia O'Keefe's flowers or design your own close up picture of a flower. We will be using scratch board or oil pastels. You may choose which medium you like

Sunday, April 28, 2013

1 point perspective connection

Here are some creative examples of how to incorporate 1 point perspective shapes into a creative picture.

Goal of the lesson- create at least 5 different 1 point perspective shapes and figure out a creative way to connect them all by adding holes to the shapes. 

I will be looking for
* at LEAST 5 DIFFERENT shapes
* create a subject  matter in to connect all your shapes into a coherent picture
* all shapes must have 2 holes and a connecting tube
* make it as colorful as you can*

Thursday, April 18, 2013

one point perspective

Perspective is the way we view something. All of you will learn about using a 1 point perspective to create your name in block letters. Below is a video that will instruct you to get started. 

Goal- You all will be drawing your name in one point perspective and then coloring it in with colored pencil. I would like to see some type of color scheme or pattern on the front of your letters.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

portrait background

Now that you have finished painting your portrait with both a warm and cool color tint it is now time to focus on the background. 

In your background you must have a a line pattern. It maybe contain anything from zig-zags to circles as long it is a repeating pattern. Once you have drawn your pattern it is time to shade it. You will pick two completely different warm and cool colors to use in your background. You will be creating a variety of 'shades"( adding black) and painting in the ENTIRE background.

Sunday, April 7, 2013


Drawing a proportional face is key to making a person look realistic and not cartoon like. You all are going to be learning the "RULES" to drawing a GREAT looking face.

1.To start drawing everyone will make and EGG HEAD
2. draw line of symmetry 
3. make a line horizontally in the middle of the face (eyes)
4. make another small line half way between the middle of the egg and the bottom of the egg (nose)
5. 1/4 draw another line

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


SHADING- gradually adding black to a color to create a gradient of shades. 

Please use your creative minds to come up with a pattern to display your gradient. 

We will be painting this all on OUR FOREARM!!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013



Each of you will be designing your very own shoe. It needs to take up the majority of your sketchbook page, complete with color and a brand name!! Have fun and make them creative and interesting. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

silhouette w/ tinted background

A silhouette is the image of a person, an object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single color, usually black, its edges matching the outline of the subject. The interior of a silhouette is featureless

Below are examples of 


Tinting color-
To "tint" a color means to add white. The color will become lighter in hue the more white you add. 

 For this project you will be selecting a warm color ( yellow,red, orange) or a cool color (green, blue, purple) to tint.  On a canvas board you will be creating a gradual gradient using your base color and a variety of tints. Ontop of your background you will then paint a black silhouette of an object of your choice.