Category Archives: drawing and painting

Final Stamp on Artwork

All of my students recently created and decided upon their artist’s signature- the final marks that will be placed on any and all art they create this year. Some meticulous or messy, others spontaneous or calculated- all of which invite … Continue reading

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Spring Flowers in Full Bloom

Bold in color and expression, Drawing and Painting students are currently showing spring bouquet paintings on Main Street. This two-day project called upon observational drawing practices and merging them with loose expression which has been practices daily during the abstract … Continue reading

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The Power of Mark Making

Within the scattering of marks brainstorming and image generation is taking place. ¬†This mark making process challenged students to start with making marks without any predetermined idea or reference image to use. Hopefully, a cohesive composition is left behind. Nonetheless, … Continue reading

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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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Julie Beck Returns to NRHS

Students in A&B Block Drawing and Painting classes were very fortunate to meet and learn from realist artist (and much more), Julie Beck. She has graciously visited NRHS for three years and shared her fascinating story as an always-developing, professional … 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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