Category Archives: direct observation

Mannequins in Motion!

Anatomy and Figure students combined their understanding of basic gesture lines, contour drawing and creating value through line in the “Mannequins in Motion” project. They were asked to create a series of 6 drawings that convey a progression of motion. … Continue reading

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Still Life Compositions

Students in Drawing and Painting recently completed a fall-themed still life unit. As a pre-assessment to the unit, students rendering realistic apples with colored pencils and this assignment invited them to experiment with pastels and tinted papers. The patience and … Continue reading

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“Apple A Day” Drawings

To help warm up Drawing and Painting and Art Portfolio students, we recently created quick, two-class length drawings of apples. This was an exercise in patience and careful observation. This drawing assignment challenged students to look closely at apples. Beyond … Continue reading

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NRHS Invited to EAC Teen Portrait Exhibit

Students in Art Portfolio and Anatomy and Figure Drawing have been selected to showcase their work at the Teen Portrait Exhibit at EAC in Lawrence. We hope to see you there! Want to take a great art workshop and meet … Continue reading

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52 DPH (Drawings Per Hour

It is my opinion that we are too often too meticulous and careful in our actions in work and play. Surely,these actions have consequences, but sometimes the best actions and decisions are made in a fraction of the time. This … 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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