There are many very talented young artists at VHS, so I was very happy last week when we received an invitation to exhibit artwork at the upcoming Expeditionary Learning National Conference in Baltimore. From what I understand, this is a pretty good thing for a new high school in its first year. Specifically, they asked for art from an assignment done in my Art Foundations class in which my students created 18x24 self-portraits. In this project, students focused on drawing "value shapes", or areas of similar brightness, using only line, and then colored in these shapes with arbitrary colors. Here are a couple examples.
Monday, February 04, 2013
Sunday, February 03, 2013
With a full schedule at school and home, it's often hard to find time to draw as much as I would like. That's one reason I look forward to VHS's Art Club. Once per week, several of my students come into the classroom after school to work on their projects, and sometimes I can find a few minutes to draw with them. Last week, we asked one student to sit for a life drawing. I was able to grab some charcoal and create this sketch.