Monday, March 30, 2009

Depth of Field Painting Grade 9-10B

Depth of Field Painting: Grade 9-10C

For this semester's assignment, the grade 9-10 class was asked to find a picture that demonstrates Depth of Field- a term used in photography to describe a picture with a focused foreground and a blurry background. They were to use this picture as inspiration for their own painting.
This was a challenging assignment. Students had to create their own colours, learn how to blend them together smoothy for the background, and remember how to keep the edges sharp in the foregound. Once they got the hang of blending, however, there was no stopping them (really- sometimes they didn't want to get up to go to their next class).
I'm posting some of the highlights of this assignment. Note- some of the pictures have been cropped due to the size of our scanner.
Happy viewing!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Comments are now enabled

I wanted all of you to know that I have just enabled comments for this blog. I often tell my students that we can use constructive criticism, but always keep a positive art attitude! And just in case, these comments will be moderated.
So please let us know what you think about the art.
Miss G.

In a league of its own

I don't often centre one piece of work out in particular, but this drawing by grade 10 student Rebecca really impressed everybody who saw it! The attention to fine detail and the range of tones (created entirely with small dots) is really outstanding.

Grade 10 Drawing: Stipple Animals

For this assignment, our Grade 10 students were asked to find a picture of an animal that they like and draw it- only using dots (a technique called Stipple or Pointalism). Click on the pictures to see a larger version in detail.