Tag Archives: color theory

“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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Lots of Happenings

Thank you for stopping by. September has been a very busy month in the art room. There will several new posts in the coming few days and weeks. Make sure to subscribe to the blog by adding your email address … Continue reading

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Color Theory Portraits

Drawing and Painting Update: Students recently completed their “Color Theory Portraits.” A few weeks ago I teased a few photographs of their progress. The assignment asked students to draw their portraits from a photograph and then divide the composition 14 times … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek – Color Theory Portraits

  Drawing and Painting Update: What is better than drawing from the help of a grid? Drawing without one! Students were somewhat annoyed with me when I told them they had to draw images of themselves freehand. I was secretly … Continue reading

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