Category Archives: direct observation

Still Life Compositions with a Personal Touch

Art Portfolio and Drawing and Painting students have a big reason to celebrate as they have just conquered their own still life compositions. They were tasked to assemble objects that speak to their personality, heritage or even just a collection … 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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A Salute to Service – Drawing and Painting Portraits

  Students in Drawing and Painting are proud to present their most recent project that focused on creating dynamic portraits of active duty and veterans of the military. This project was challenging on the surface – to accurately render with … Continue reading

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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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