Category Archives: drawing and painting

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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New Exhibits on Main Street

Lots of new work has recently been put on display from Foundations of Art and Drawing and Painting classes. The abstract art unit has come to a close in Drawing and Painting and students have helped curate an exhibit of … 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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Free-Form Color Investigations from Foundations

    Students recently delved more deeply into color mixing during the free-form color investigation paintings designed by Olivia Gude. These paintings, inspired by modern painters like Paul Klee (left) explore developing a wide variety of colors within a specific … Continue reading

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Bob Ross Day

The last day before vacation was a “Bob Ross Day.” Foundations of Art and Anatomy and Figure Drawing students immersed themselves in the art-making process Bob Ross made into an 11 year-running painting show. Bob made it all look deceptively … Continue reading

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