Now that our school year has come to a close, I finally have time to brag a bit about the amazing success of my classes final exam. Each student was given the task of designing their own projects for themselves, setting goals, and sketching out a plan for action. They were asked to draw from skills they picked up during the year, and they were limited to using only the materials we had explored in class. As I suspected a lot of my girls returned to painting. (Which is why finishing up with the collaging-for-paint’s-sake assignment was, albeit accidentally, BRILLIANT!) However, many of them chose other mediums and mixed them in un-expected ways. I am especially pleased to see that so many of my girls were comfortable with returning to photoshop and digital photography.
^Works in progress
^Digital meets hand drawn cartoon masterpieces!
^A Series of watercolor emotions.
^Digital Photography altered by hand.
^Three Studies of the Potomac River.
^The Eastern Shore.
^A Brilliant Sunset.
^Exploring light and a love of New York City.
^Detailed studies of the human face.
^A girls best friend.
^This piece is an extrodinary piece of work. This is done in sharpie and acrylic paint, and it is an expansion of a series of notebook doodles. What I love about this piece is that not only did my student spend more than 8 hours finishing it, but she accidentally began what could very well be an AP portfolio concentration.
^An Indian Elephant.
^A life sized mixed-media painting of a movie star type, in a real fabric dress.
^An impressive close-up of an eye.
^A series of Digital imagery altered in photoshop.
^A colorful photoshoot, inspired by color runs.