Friday, December 26, 2014

High School Art Exhibit

The exhibit my Year 1 IB Visual Arts students curated was a hit. They received a lot of positive feedback from peers, teachers, and administration. The pieces were made up of my Grade 9/10 Photography class, videos/shorts from my Film class, and a couple from my Y1 IBDP VA class. Below is evidence of the selection process, preparations, and pieces from the show.

Cleaning the display boards
Decisions on grouping the photos.
Get hat squeaky clean.
Listening to the rational
First round of customer. 
Get the kids talking about art early on.  


We even had video shorts from y film class. 

Abbner
Abel
Aman 
Ben
Chad
Saki-stencil 
Kanchana
Nancy
Molly
Mikal
Michael
Ntsika
Saoirse 
Olivia
Sid 
Will
Wedu
Tomas 
Thalia
Yanet
Yobi
Yohanna 
Emir

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Art Show Invite

My grade 9/10 photo and film class is having an exhibit curated by my year 1 IB VA students. Will post images next week.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

HS Block Reduction Printmaking


When I was at an IB workshop earlier this year, the presenter stated that "building skills" is the new fad. Here I thought it never went out of fashion. In the spirit of developing skills and taking risks, we embarked on a block reduction printmaking project. The minimum amount of colors to be used was four. Below is the process and results. 

Ana was the most ambitious artist clocking in 7 colors.
Clara made her image based on a series of sketches about the rainy season and the street near her house.
Saki ventured using 2 different blocks.
Yema's print is based off sketches of her grandmother.
Clara's final print
Linda's final print
Yema's experimental print.
Yema's final print

Saki's final print
Ana's final print
Max's final print

Sunday, November 30, 2014

HS Oil Painting Self-Portarits

In the spirit of building skills. My IB Year 1 Visual Art students started the year learning oil painting techniques. Not a single student had prior experience using oils. As I told the class at the beginning of the project, "this won't be your best oil painting, but it will be your most important one." Below are the results.










The example I made in class. Shameless self-promotion.