Author Archives: andrewdexter

Vitruvian Man Project

This project challenged Anatomy and Figure Drawing students to examine and then create their own proportional systems based on existing or imaginary characters. Through careful examination, students created an accurate rendering of a character which corresponded to their unique proportions. … Continue reading

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Color Investigations

Additional Foundations of Art projects are on display! Students explored how to mix essentially any color by carefully combining the primary colors and white. The current paintings, I call “Color Investigation Panels” are based on recently delved more deeply into … Continue reading

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Color on Display

Lots of color is on display in on Main Street as well as in the Media Center. Foundations of Art classes recently completed surreal, cut-paper landscapes. The project asked students to re-create a landscape photograph using only cut pieces of colored paper. … Continue reading

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Check out the Contest List 2018

For those eager to show off your art beyond NRHS, check out this contest list. I update it as I learn of new contest and events. Please let me know if you want to submit any of your work into … Continue reading

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Inktober @ NRHS

  Many artists at NRHS have expressed interest in “Inktober” which gives artists of all ages 31 prompts for every day of October. All prompts are up for interpretation of how to respond. I decided to make an Inktober board … Continue reading

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Tennis Ball Value Study

Students in Drawing and Painting recently completed the Tennis Ball Value Study drawing assignment which challenged them to draw realistic tennis balls. The objectives were to convey convincing form (3D translated on 2D surface) through fully exhausting a complete value scale … Continue reading

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Montserrat and MassArt Visit

Art Portfolio Preparation students have been given a concrete idea of what art schools are looking for in their first year students. Marisa from Montserrat (above) and Bryanna from MassArt have now both visited the AR-8 classroom. Both admission counselors … Continue reading

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