Thursday, November 17, 2016

Charcoal Still Life

My amazing AP Art students finished up their charcoal lesson with these wonderfully rendered charcoal drawings of a cow skull.  We played around with different types of charcoal, created an abstract work, played around with value and then when eveyone was comfortable with the charcoal we drew from a still life.  Turned out great!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Mixed Media Self Portraits

For this project students layered their paper with gesso and line drawings and text.  Then they added blocks of colors and patterns and a contour line self portrait.  The students really enjoyed exploring new art materials.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Art Club

Art students are doing art club a little differently this year.  Instead of painting murals like we did last year, we decided to help out the shelters and make beds, bandanas, and toys for the dogs and cats. I blame the viral video of the man who bought all the beds for the dogs at the shelters for the inspiration and the's very touching.

We will be donating the goods to the City of Fort Worth Animal Control and also Little Dog Rescue of North Texas.

Here are some photos of member prepping the fabric for bow ties, braided toys, bandanas, and beds.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Thumbnail Sketches

On this day, before jumping into drawing a still life, we learned what a thumbnail sketch was.  Here are some of the sketches AP Art students did.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Imagination Fort Worth

It's that time of year again...Imagination Fort Worth T-shirt logo contest time.  Here are the finished works.  I hope we get some winners.