Monday, November 26, 2018

Teen Draw Fall 2018

"Hand and Portrait Drawing Workshop"

An intense 8 week course using graphite pencils took these students from learning almost every facial features to working on a portrait from photographs.  

Examples of students work of hands
Hands holding apples

Studying the skeleton and construction of the hand

Examples of the students' work Eyes, noses and mouths

Students' work of Finished Portraits

Fall 2018


Crazy, strange, colorful, and unusual art! Here's a look at our Fall projects.

Kandinsky Designs
Kandinsky created art with music in mind so we listened to some classical and abstract types of music while we were creating our art.  We used line, shape, space and color for our artistic designs!

Funky Birds
Using real birds and our imaginations as inspiration the kids painted these mixed up, funky birds! 

Night and Day Pastel Art
Half Cool colors and half warm colors helped the kids learn some color theory and we also studied artist, Holly Hebel's pastel art for inspiration.

Native American Ledger Art
Back in the 1850's there was a movement of art drawn on old ledger paper by a group of Native American artists.  Then later, artist Michael Horse created similar art of war time scenes on map paper.  This was a fun project drawing and painting horses and warriors on maps.

Day of the Dead Skeleton Dogs
November 1 is the celebration of ancestors in Mexico!  So many types of folk art is made and sold during the Day of the Dead.  I came across someone who makes skeleton dogs wearing sombreros so we used that art as our idea to make these cute little sculptures. 

Oil Painting Summer 2018

Plein Aire Adventures and More!

It was really fun to take a few students out on some painting field trips this summer!  Here's a look:

Benson Grist Mill

Silver Lake

Middle Canyon

Summer 2018 classes

"Ancient Adventures"

After a great field trip at the Utah Natural History Museum for inspiration and to sketch, the art kids created some great art through out the summer. Here's a look at a few of the projects we did together.

Fossil Drawings 
Ages 4-12 classes drew plant and fish fossils with colorful oil pastels and used watercolors to add some dirt color.

Advanced 10-12 and Teen Drawing classes did some detailed graphite drawings of fish fossils.  They turned out amazing!

Pictograph Slabs
Ages 4-12 worked on a fun project painting pictographs onto slabs of plaster and learning about the ancient artwork of the Native Americans. 

Utah Habitat Books
These cool tunnel books turned out so neat.  It's kind of hard to capture the layers with a camera but the background is the habitat, middle is an large mammal and foreground layer is a small mammal or bird. The frame has drawn plants and insects. We studied 6 different types of habitats. 

Anasazi Decorated Pottery

After seeing and sketching all the designs that were on the pottery at the museum, we created some of our own using Crayola Model Magic. 

Wood Burned Dinosaurs

Advanced 10-12 year old class and the Teen classes created some fantastic wood burned projects of dinosaur bones and silhouettes. 

Acrylic Dinosaur Paintings

The kids had fun painting their own dinosaurs and choosing colors and habitats for them.  I love the variety of color and style these paintings have! 

Bee Block Prints
We drew bees onto foam then printed them using some ink onto our printed honeycomb.  I think they turned out pretty cool!