Welcome to Roosevelt High School Art. I’m Natalie Sorenson, filling in for Ms. Carmany.
These 3 classes: Graphics, Exploring Visual Arts, and Painting 1, cover fundamental skills while offering an introduction to a wide range of works. We will apply the Principles and Elements of Art and Design along the way, analyzing existing works, and students’ assignments.
Graphics, the digital core of illustration, type, and web design, is used in every facet of our visual world in print and on virtual platforms. The skills learned here are used on countless digital applications across the industry.
Pen tool practice
Mr. Potato Head
Minimal movie posters
Geometric low poly animal
In EVA we explore art from behind a pencil, analyzing the elements of art in a variety of existing works, while we explore line-based, and value-based projects created by the students.
Texture and Value studies
Living object drawings
Complex final project: Choice media, or mixed
Painting 1 students have an opportunity to strengthen their drawing skills before moving into watercolor—which is ideally suited to mastering blending, practice color matching, and layering to achieve realistic depth. Later projects put skills into action, and are a segue into acrylic painting.
Pure color, Shades, Tones, and Washes
Neutrals and techniques
Color studies incorporating a technique
Watercolor choice painting
Acrylic color matching