Monthly Archives: November 2016

Understanding Human Anatomy – Simplified

Students in Anatomy and Figure Drawing just completed “simplified anatomy” diagrams that included basic human proportions and labeling of major muscle groups and drawing “landmarks.” This lesson is a part of the year-long process of gaining an understanding of how … Continue reading

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Mannequins in Motion

Anatomy and Figure students merged their understanding of basic gesture lines with accurate contour drawings in this new (but fortunately successful) project. They were asked to create a series of 6 drawings that convey a progression of motion. Web references … Continue reading

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Musician Portraits on Display

Drawing and Painting students are relieved to have this project under their belts. This was an experimental project, based on the traditional drawing assignment that requires the artist to cut a portrait in half and draw the other side. I … Continue reading

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NRHS Welcomes Julie Beck!

Phenomenal and generous artist, Julie Beck visited Anatomy and Figure Drawing class Friday and talked about her creative process, inspiration and making her expressive mark on the world. Ms. Beck told the class about her realization of the day she … Continue reading

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Art of All Kinds…. But for now, Surreal, Cut-Paper Landscapes

Sorry for the delay, but all classes in the art room have been vigorously working on several different projects. There’s way too many examples to add to one post, be here’s a start. Look for many more posts within the … Continue reading

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