High School Art Class Projects

Most Recent projects will appear below. Scroll down to see past projects. Students will also receive a weekly participation grade for class participation and conduct.

In addition to more involved projects posted to this page, we will be completing in class mini projects as well that will not be listed here and students will receive a grade for these as well. Some recently completed classroom mini projects have included -  Crumpled paper stained glass design, Van Gogh inspired pastels, and Jackson Pollock action painting. We have done a variety of drawing and printmaking projects recently as well.


                                                                                           
Aluminum Relief Project - Due Thursday November 10th.

Students will complete a relief sculpture mounted to a canvas 
or cardboard panel.

Project steps:

1. Students will select provided items to adhere to their cardboard or canvas panel base. Items such as string, mesh, nature items, and other found objects that will flatten out can be used

2. Students will complete their arrangement then fix the items to the panel with spray adhesive.

3. Panels will then be covered with aluminum foil that has been sprayed with adhesive and flattened against objects. Students will then spray paint panel black

4. Final step will be to burnish painted foil to bring out the texture and silver color. We will display these in the classroom.


Grading Criteria:
50% - Student followed instructions and made a completed relief sculpture.
25% - Student showed understanding of concepts of creating texture when assembling their sculpture
25% - Student showed creativity in use of design and materials to create their sculpture and made a concentrated effort to create a good design




                                                                                        

Monoprint project - Due 10/28/2022
We have been doing several printmaking mini projects as we study the various forms of printmaking. For this project, students will need to do the following to be ready to make a finished print on Friday, 10/28.

1. Students will make a concept sketch for their finished monoprint design. This sketch will be turned in with their finished print.
2. Students may choose a design such as a landscape, floral, or abstract design. It is up to you. We will make a "plate" from your design to make multiple prints.
3. Final design sketch needs to be done by Friday 10/28, so we can print them on that day.

Grading criteria:
75% - Student followed instructions to complete their print design per classroom instructions form teacher demo, and made a completed print.
25% -  Student showed knowledge of basic printmaking techniques and used creative solutions to problem solve and make a successful print


                                                                                           

Dale Chihuly inspired Macchia Bowls Classroom project

We recently studied the work of world famous glass artist Dale Chihuly. We made our classroom version of his "macchia" series of glass forms and bowls by painting coffee filters with washable marker then spraying them with spray starch to form a shape. The starch made the colors run and swirl and when finished, looked a lot like Dale Chihuly's glass bowls. I mounted the finished pieces to black board to display in the art room. You can see them on the photo gallery page.



                                                                                         

Mixed Media Still Life Object drawing: Due 10/3/2022

For this project, divide your paper into 4 squares. Choose 4 objects from home and do a drawing of each object in each square. You are to use blended shading on one object, hatching on another, contour line drawing on the third, and the fourth object is to be in one monochromatic color. 
This project focuses on the types of line and shading we finished studying last week. 
Project will be graded as follows:
Grading Criteria
1. Follows project instructions specified by teacher on project page and follows all instructions completely - 50%
2. Shows understanding of the basic concepts revolving around the project which were taught in class and applies learned concepts to project - 25%
3. Makes a concentrated effort to complete project parameters while using their creativity to come up with artistic solutions - 25%

                                                                                          


Neuropathic drawing classwork project: Due 9/21/22

This is a drawing we started in class using the neurographic drawing process. Students are to finish the drawing in full color following the instructions I gave in class. Completed pictures can be returned to students or I will display them in the art room. This classroom work was done for a participation grade and grading criteria is as follows:

75% - Completed the classwork and followed instructions given, showing understanding of the basic concepts
25% - Completed classroom work with minimal distractions to other students

                                                                                                                                                              

~Classroom mini projects done in class with participation grades on 8/26, 8/29, 9/6~


                                                                                            

Art I, II, III, IV:
 
Free Draw Assignment - Due Tuesday August 23

This is a simple assignment to practice some of the techniques we have been studying to break things down into basic shapes to make them easier to draw.

For this assignment, you will select a reference photo of your choice to to a drawing from. It can be a landscape, flowers, architecture, and any other subject but choose one that is fairly simple to find the basic shapes as you draw.
This drawing needs to be completed in black and white only. You can use pencil, artist charcoal, or ink pen using any shading techniques we will study this week in class.

On a separate sheet of paper or on the back of your drawing, write down at least two basic shapes you were able to see in your photo reference.

Grading Criteria
1. Follows project instructions specified by teacher on project page and follows all instructions completely - 50%
2. Shows understanding of the basic concepts revolving around the project which were taught in class and applies learned concepts to project - 25%
3. Makes a concentrated effort to complete project parameters while using their creativity to come up with artistic solutions - 25%




Art II: Same Assignment as Art I


Art III: Same Assignment as Art I & II





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