May 28 to June 1st

  Letter Sculpture

Students will use the element of shape to create balance. They will finish their Letter Sculpture adding paper maché to their cardboard structure.

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Art May 21-25

Letter Sculptures

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Robert Indiana. Love

In this lesson plan, students design and construct a 3-dimensional letter using one of their initials. The surface can be decorated with descriptive words and images that are personally meaningful and unique to the student’s identity. The finished letters are hard and durable.

Art May 7-11

Mark your calendar!

We are pleased to invite you to attend our art exhibition on Saturday May 12 in the secondary school hall.  We are proud of how our students have matured and developed as individuals as well as designers and artists. The work on show will display the diverse range of skills, talents and techniques, not to mention hard work and dedication.

During this week students will prepare their work for the exhibition.

Art May 2-4

Action Painting

A term coined by the American critic Harold Rosenberg in 1952 to define a specific set of Abstract Expressionist artists who saw the canvas as an “arena in which to act.” Artists like Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Franz Kline were associated with this term due to their more spontaneous and/or physical act of painting. Such an idea of painting emphasizing its physical process would be highly influential on later artists.

Art April 23-27

Abstract Expressionism

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10th grade students will explore Jackson Pollock’s Abstract Expressionism by creating  Splatter Paintings. They will create a Splatter paintings using acrylic and canvas fabric in small groups.

Art April 16-20

Hard edge Paintings

Hard Edge Painting also called Geometric Abstraction is an approach to abstract painting that became widespread in the 1960s and is characterized by areas of flat color with sharp, clear (or ‘hard’) edges. This project may seem simple, but it requires skills to create a composition only applying the elements of line, shape, and color. Creating movement, harmony, and balance using only these principles has been challenging for tenth grade students. Also creating clean sharp edges is a task within itself.

Here is some of the work in process.

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Art April 9-13

Hard Edge Painting

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Frank Stella

Tenth grade has now finished designing their hard edge paintings and are now transferring their designs on to their canvas. They will be using acrylic paint as a medium. They will be applying the elements of line, color, and shape to create the principles of balance, movement, and harmony.

Art April 3-6

Hard Edge Painting

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H.E.P Jose Manuel Ruiz

Hard-edge painting is a tendency in late 1950s and 1960s art that is closely related to Post-painterly abstraction and Color Field Painting. It describes an abstract style that combines the clear composition of geometric abstraction with the intense color and bold, unitary forms of Color Field Painting. Although it was first identified with Californian artists, today the phrase is used to describe one of the most distinctive tendencies in abstract painting throughout the United States in the 1960s. Students should finish their designs in their sketchbooks to later begin painting on a canvass with acrylic paint.