Saturday, November 19, 2016

Saturday Morning Art -- Week 3

 "It's glitter-ific!" said one of our young artists today. They made holiday ornaments and winter landscapes. Older students glazed ceramic snowmen, threw on the wheel and made hand-built pottery.  We had lots of help from AAHS Artsfest Club members. Today was a great day for making art!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Artist of the Week -- Ankitha Pamula

Down to Davy Jones' Locker (pencil)

My first artwork is a black and white artwork in pencil. The subject matter was an old-fashioned ship. The title of my artwork is “Down to Davy Jones’ Locker.” The use of ebony pencil is most obvious in my artwork. I shaded with pencil to achieve the appearance of an old black and white photograph. I used a shading scale to obtain dark and light features. These would all eventually combine to create the picture of passe ship. A vacation, where I saw the old-time ship sailing inspired my artwork. My artwork expresses a personal issue of inspiration. I feel like the ship represents my life, sailing towards a certain direction. I tried to express mostly freedom in the canvas. As an artist, my main objective was to get as precise with the measurements as I could. Overall, I was pretty happy with what I had made, and I feel that I have accomplished my goals, because the ship looked to have almost the exact measurements. I learned that precise art takes a lot of time. I spent several weeks on this artwork, before I was finally happy with the outcome. The final piece was barely different from what the picture was like, but it was definitely different from what I imagined. I honestly thought I would mess the measurements and shading up more, but it turned out to be pretty precise. This piece will influence my future artworks, because I have learned to be more confident with my artistic ability, and not doubt the skills which I possess.  

Sunset and Silhouette (acrylic)

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Saturday Morning Art

Today was our second week of Saturday Morning Art.  Pre-K-2 students made ceramic snow-people and threw on the wheel.  Grades 3-6 made acrylic landscapes on canvas.  AAHS Artsfest Club members were standing by to offer encouragement and assistance. Today was a great day for making art!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Artist of the Week -- Megan Bennett

My drawing is a picture of multiple flowers and bulbs. It’s a shading project that has many intricate shadows and shapes that I have worked very hard on getting perfect. This project has taken a very long time but you can’t rush an artwork. When drawing this, I focused on getting the very little details to make the rest of the picture work together. I call my drawing The Little Things. I kept in mind when I was drawing this to not be afraid to make everything have an outline and basically let it flow. I pushed myself a lot when I was doing this and I think the outcome was very good.
Little Things (pencil)

Sunset (acrylic)

    On my other projects, I felt very comfortable doing them. They were what I liked doing so I was definitely in my comfort zone. When I was doing these projects, I kept in mind that it didn't have to perfect and I could mess around in regards to the techniques I used.