Planet Saved.

Here are some of the final results of what felt like months of hard work. It was, in fact, only a few weeks, but WHOA did my amazing, talented, and persistent students make some great stuff! Now our entire school community, and the attendees at last weeks TEDx event (more on that coming soon...) can see... Continue Reading →

The Human Figure

This month we dedicated our time to focusing on the structure of the human figure. We looked first at scale, using our friendly wooden models, and then moved into gesture, with proportion still fresh in our minds. We drew from observations and everyone in the class took a turn posing. It was just the right... Continue Reading →

Interior Design

This year I decided to amp up the one point perspective room drawing and add another level of design. While reflecting on last year's "dream bedrooms" I realized that there was a lot of untapped potential in the assignment. I hadn't thought about what a real interior designer might bring to a pitch in order... Continue Reading →

Final Sound Videos

The outlined expectations for these videos were the following: Each group of two or three students had to create a 2-5 minute long video with their sound art as the soundtrack. The were expected to use garage band, itunes, and imovie to create their works of art. (These are all programs pre-loaded on their mac laptops) They were... Continue Reading →

Four Weeks with Sound

Fall has finally really begun, and the leaves are beginning to change. In Foundations of Studio Art, for the past two weeks, and the next two weeks, we are dedicating our time to creating sound art. We defined sound art as "a term for a diverse set of art practices which utilize sound and listening as the... Continue Reading →

Coming Soon…

Here is a prieview of the single object still life paintings we have been working on in class these past two weeks. With only two more classes to finish them I'm getting excited to see our final results. In these paintings students were challenged to use only the primary colors: magenta, cyan and yellow, along... Continue Reading →

New School Year Begins!

So we are off to another great start this school year. I have a whole new group of about fifty five freshman students in my four sections of foundations of studio art classes. I am very impressed with my student work so far. We have begun the year in my studio class with a study of... Continue Reading →

The Final Show

As I continue to explore the many ways in which art can enrich my students lives I have been able to open this experience up with my new found access to a school gallery. When I taught in Philadelphia there were six bulletin boards. One of which contained my advisories winning attendance stats, another with... Continue Reading →

Impressions

“Landscape is nothing but an impression, and an instantaneous one, hence this label that was given us... because of me. I had sent a thing done in Le Havre, from my window, sun in the mist and a few masts of boats sticking up in the foreground. ... They asked me for a title for... Continue Reading →

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