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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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Foundations of Art – Self Portraits on Display!

I’m so proud of my 60 Foundations of Art students who’ve recently conquered the self-portrait painting project. This project started out with a simple “selfie” using the iPad app, Posterify, a sharp 2H pencil and a piece of illustration board. Students … Continue reading

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Paul Klee-Inspired Color Variation Paintings

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 hue. Each student chose … 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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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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Color Grid 2.0 Paintings

“Color Grid 2.0” paintings are now on exhibit in the Media Center. This series of paintings examines the use of primary and secondary colors along with tints and shades of each color. Students mixed all colors from scratch except for the … Continue reading

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