Express Yourself (ism)

Expressionism was the name of the game for this unit. It was an exciting week, because it was time to paint bold bright colorful paintings. Below are some of our experiments with expressionistic themes. First we looked at Kandinsky: We then moved on to August Macke, my favorite German expressionist. Then, we were on to... Continue Reading →

Spring Retreat

Two weekends ago, when we had our first taste of Spring, I had the honor of attending our Junior Retreat. Even though I do not teach many juniors I knew a few through various school activities, and social action days. I can't say much about the retreat, because it is meant to be a very... Continue Reading →

Figure Drawing: Process

So here are some action shots of my students working on their gesture drawings. These drawings were done using two of the elements of art, line and shape, to build a figure that was proportionate and captured the figure‚Äôs pose. Students started (last week) with pencil drawings of small mannequins in their sketchbooks. Next, each... Continue Reading →

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