Monday, April 25, 2016

2016 League Art Results

We had a good day in Valley Falls for League Art participating in on-site competitions and the art show.

In on-site competitions, we had a team place 1st in ceiling tile painting, 2nd in Art Scholars Bowl, and 2nd in the sidewalk chalk competition. Cheyenne Burks placed 3rd in paint chip design.

In the art show, we had 7 students receive medals for Artistic Excellence, 5 receive Certificates of Merit, and 9 receive Honorable Mentions. 

Artistic Excellence (medal)
Morgan Bryan, printmaking
Katelyn Ludlow, mixed media
Tayla Manuel, photography
Tayla Manuel, computer graphics
Cassie Kenworthy, mixed media
Robbie Morris, computer graphics
Bree Williams, ceramics

Certificate of Merit
Morgan Bryan, ceramics
Tayla Manuel, painting
Dalton Chartier, photography
Kate Lierz, computer graphics
Taylor Abel, painting

Honorable Mention
Katelyn Ludlow, painting
Morgan Bryan, ceramics
Evan Fox, printmaking
Levi Olberding, ceramics
Lexi Proffitt, ceramics
Dalton Chartier, computer graphics
Caleb Sullivan, ceramics
Garrett Kilpatrick, sculputre
Samantha Holst, ceramics

Sunday, December 20, 2015

End of 1st Semester

We published over 1,000 pieces of student artwork on Artsonia first semester. Take a minute to check it out!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Observing Hands in 2 and 3 Dimensions

 After 8th graders observed their hands through drawing, we practiced observing hands in three dimensions. The students followed along with a video where an artist made a 1:1 sculpture of her hand starting with a slab, adding, subtracting, and shaping. The sculptures were glazed in many colors and turned out pretty cool!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Art Club Christmas Ornament Fundraiser

We spent a chunk of the afternoon starting to glaze ornaments for the Art Club fundraiser. *The ornaments in the picture are not finished. :)
We will be selling remade ornaments Tuesday, December 1st at the Cobra Backers dinner before the Winter Pep Rally and at the basketball game Friday, December 11th- $5 a piece. We will also be taking orders for personalized ornaments ($7 a piece) which will be due Friday, December 4th. We are making ornaments for activities at JHHS and some more traditional Christmas ornament shapes. The ornaments could be personalized with an athlete's name and/or number, apple ornaments could have a teacher's name or a message added to it for a fun gift, or just about anything else. Please email Katie Morris if you have any questions.

Turn in order forms to a school office or to Mrs.Morris along with your payment. Checks can be made out to JHHS Art Club. Thank you!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

8th Grade Color Scheme Paintings

After the observational drawing unit, 8th graders learned about color schemes. Color schemes are basically a way to organize colors and their relationships. We covered...
Monochromatic- tints and shades of one color
Primary- red, yellow, and blue
Secondary- orange, green, and purple
Warm- colors from the warm side of the color wheel like red, orange, and yellow (purple can also be warm)
Cool- colors from the cool side of the color wheel like green, blue, and purple (yellow can also be cool)
Complementary- colors that are opposite on the color wheel like red and green, yellow and purple, orange and blue
Analogous- colors that are side by side on the color wheel like orange, yellow, and green
Neutral- "value" colors that are not on the color wheel like black, white, and gray
Tint- a color with white added to make it lighter
Shade- a color with black added to make it darker
After learning about the colors, each student chose one color scheme they wanted to use in a painting, chose either tempera paint or watercolors, and chose their subject matter. Here are some of the results. Can you identify the color schemes used? 
*Black and white do not count against the color scheme. So, a painting that uses purple, yellow, black, and white would still be complementary.
**Brown is a shade of orange