Monday, March 30, 2009

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!