Collaborating with Performing Arts and Making Masks!

This Spring, the Performing Arts Program at CHS is putting on Phantom of the Opera, which will include dramatic and beautiful scenes of love and sadness, as well as exciting music and dancing. It is personally one of my favorite operas and when our classroom was asked to create masks for the masquerade scene, I […]

Celebrating Creativity and Abe Lincoln.

We took the time to warm up our creative minds at the beginning of the 2B Art 1 class on February 12, 2013 to celebrate a very important birthday- the 204th birthday of President Lincoln! We use warm ups every day to start class to really open up our minds and think outside of theĀ  […]

Art I and Assemblage Sculptures

Earlier this semester, one of the Art I courses worked on a sculpture unit and studied Louise Nevelson and her assemblage sculptures. Here are a couple of images from the last day- the spraying of the sculptures! December wasn’t so cold for us, so this outdoor experience was quite nice. The sculptures are currently on […]

AP Concentration Ideas

AP STUDENTS! Take a look at these helpful links before we return to school in January. They may help you in your analysis of your concentration ideas (which should be developing daily as you are away from school) and breadth development. CollegeBoard overview of portfolio CollegeBoard AP 2D portfolio example: look at last 4-5 pages […]

New Project: Art I and Assemblage Sculptures

In the 2B Art I course, we are studying Louise Nevelson and her assemblage sculptures. Nevelson (1900-1988) was an American sculptor who created large monochromatic (one color) works of art using found materials such as cardboard, wood, and metal- things that she found during her daily life and saw an opportunity to transform into art. […]

Painting: Broken Glass Bugs

In the Painting course this semester, we are studying color theory and the application of color, mixing color, and creating contrast with color. The students have created broken bug paintings, in which they were assigned to choose an insect to draw, create a large composition featuring the insect and it’s parts, and introduce a “broken […]