Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Just because they are fun. And a fun extension of drawing. And of drawing styles that we have done in other media.
Did I mention that it's fun?

The process includes:

A) Cutting out your image after you have drawn it

B) Placing some "weights" on the paper so that the stencil is in close of contact with the paper as possible

C) Spraying a not too thick but even layer of paint

D) Revealing the final results!!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Extra Credit

There will be one opportunity for extra credit first semester. The date is 1/14/2010 and begins at 6pm.
Each year the Arts in the Council Chambers is generous enough to allow LGHS to show some advanced art paintings on canvas in the Los Gatos Town Council Chambers. Jan. 14th is the opening reception at which the mayor usually speaks and there are refreshments.
It will be a great opportunity to see the oil paintings produced during first semester from the Art 2, 3, and 4's outside of the the classroom for the first time this year.
As always, there will be a sign up sheet that you will need to autograph in order to get said extra credit.
Two more weeks until break.
Until then, here are a couple of the paintings that will be on display.

Art 1

The finished watercolor landscape grades are up on Aeries. Overall the project came out well. Mainly what the beginning students need to take out of that project is not just that a bunch of different techniques can be used in a given painting, but that LAYERING of techniques and color will greatly enhance your finished project.
We'll be continuing our perspective unit until the Dec. break, and move perspective, watercolor, and pen & ink into a project we'll begin right before the semester ends.