Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Graphite Portraits

Intro Drawing & Painting students observe facial proportion and apply value and texture to create form in their self portraits. 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Field Trip

Advanced Drawing & Painting students along with advanced photography and ceramics students took a field trip to the Denver Botanic Gardens.  Drawing students studied botanical illustration and the work of Leonardo da Vinci while Ceramics students observed the sculptures of artist Henry Moore and Photography students roamed the gardens looking for beautiful images to capture.  It was a perfect fall day...and we had SO much fun!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Emotive Pen Drawings

Students studied pen techniques and learned how to create a range of values with them. With that knowledge, the students have drawn portraits which convey emotion or expression and created the value for them by combining a collection of words that describe the emotive qualities of the photograph instead of the traditional cross-hatching or stippling type pen techniques.

The Old Shoes....

"...the teacher who makes you draw your hands and your shoes" - Ms. Knight is gaining quite the reputation as my current students are the younger siblings, cousins and friends of previous students and have heard all about Drawing & Painting .  The shoe drawing is a great first experience with life drawing: paying close attention to proportion, value and texture.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Final Portraits.

The 2009-2010 school year has come to a close!  Students finished their introduction to Drawing and Painting with a final portrait using a monochromatic color scheme with a focus on shape and value to create form.