Art Happenings as of January 12, 2016

In about one week the first semester will end. I cannot believe how fast this school year has gone. Great stuff happening!

Below is a snapshot of what the art students are working on from still life drawings to typography and sculpture to drawings. 

Wall Drawing by Drawing Intensive Students

This video is a large scale wall drawing created by the NHS Drawing Intensive students. These students spend several weeks turning their sketches into reality. Using non-traditional materials such as string, yarn, tissue paper, and push pins large scale works were created in the lower level of NHS. Ideas varied, but one thing that unified my students’ ideas was to create some type of cityscape. Through their collaboration they created a vibrant city full of energy, individuality, and originality. 

AIR Happenings as of April 16th

Spring is off to a busy start! Besides gearing up for the upcoming art activities planned for several classes, Sara has been preparing for the two-person show she will be a part of opening May 9th at the Frank Juarez Gallery as well as the exhibition she will have at the end of May in North’s 2nd Floor Gallery. Below are some studio views of in-progress work for these two shows!

AIR Happenings as of March 19th

Mind mapping is still going strong in Ms. Cavanaugh and Ms. J’s classes! Below is more of the progress made on these maps during week 2. Everyone is really looking forward to seeing these in their completed forms!

Sara also met with students in Chad Stauber Soik’s Humanities class to help brainstorm ideas for the art component of their current essays which include topics such as religion, hope, and technology. Drawing, photography, and other visual mediums were discussed to figure out how to best present each student’s concept.

In the studio, there are collages and drawings everywhere! Sara has been busy creating pieces for her upcoming two-person show, In Tandem, opening in May at the Frank Juarez Gallery.

AIR Happenings as of March 12th

This week has been a busy one! Sara has been spending the last two days working on mind maps with Sylvia Cavanaugh and Maria Jesinski’s classes and introducing different drawing and collage techniques to incorporate visual elements. Focusing on South Asia as a unifying theme and connecting topics like Colonialism in India, the Industrial Revolution, and Henry Thoreau together, students got right to work drawing and planning their mind maps. Below are a couple different approaches with this project.

AIR Happenings as of February 26th

In two of Dr. Michels’ Social Studies classes we discussed Leonardo da Vinci, the arts during the Renaissance period, and the act of perception. Following this talk we did a couple drawing exercises including drawing some organic shapes, drawing flowers with our non-dominant hands, drawing the figure from an upside-down reference  and blind contour (drawing without looking at the paper). These drawings turned out awesome and many of them are now being exhibited outside of room 218!

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Last week Sara introduced color theory to an Interior Design class and discussed important terms and concepts and how they relate to design. Everyone created a color wheel and got to see how various colors relate to each other within various color schemes and harmonies.