THIS WEEK'S SPOTLIGHT VISUAL ARTS
Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving break. As you will soon see, we have much to be thankful for! This week our Arts Beat will focus on our Visual Arts classes. This team of instructors has been hard at work guiding our talented students to create amazing work. This letter will share some of the impressive work that our students have been producing, from Kindergarten through 12th grade.
Megan Neelis, Arts Director
The Willow Street Campus
The Middle School
CA VISUAL ARTS LEVEL 2
CA VISUAL ARTS LEVEL 1 AND 2
Level 1--Creature Linoleum Cuts: Students designed a creature, carved it out of linoleum then learned the printmaking process of transferring and registering a 2 color print.
Level 2--Linoleum Cuts from Photos: Students studied photographic composition and technique, shooting photos around their homes. They chose one of their photos, brought it into Photoshop to convert it to line art, then transferred the image to a piece of linoleum. They then carved and printed the linoleum and will also learn to transfer the image to a 2nd plate to make a 2 color print of their image.
Level 2--Portrait Stencils: Students took photos of themselves or a friend. In Photoshop they converted the photo to midtone and shadow thresholds, which were printed onto card stock and cut out with xacto knives. They then sprayed the cut out stencils with spray paint to create multi-color stencils of their images.