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Introduction to Art

Introduction to Art, I have definitely been impressed by all of you. First, let me say that if you're not used to doing art regularly, learning art in a variety of mediums is already challenging enough. Add in online learning and only having time together once a week to work on art and these students have certainly tried so many new skills at home, experimented with different mediums, and finished a wide range of projects over the course of this semester.

We hope you enjoy their work! 

Starry Night Inspired Pastel Landscapes

After learning about the life and work of artist Vincent Van Gogh, students were asked to pick a landscape of their choice, use the pastel techniques that they had learned and practiced and create a landscape that mimicked the style of his famous painting Starry Night.

Amanda Myers

Ezra Flores

Jason Lai

Krista McFadden

Andrew Hollis

Noah Rau

Max Packman

Claire Samsel

Andrew Schaff

Charlie Simpson

Layne Stricker

Gabby Thom

Eleanor Tutin

Macy Vermillion

Toby Von Koch

Mia Moyer

Kian Montpliasir

Avery McLean

Kobe Lutter

Makenna Larsson

Maia Kill

Vivian Kelly

Kamir Hodge

Kahlid Hodge

Mary Groscup

Meghan Gillett

Matthew Cooper

Grant Clere

Katelyn Campbell

Ella Duke

Peter Deng

Graphite Close Ups

Students learned about value and practiced graphite techniques. They were then asked to find or take a picture of something close up and using the grid method, draw and add value to their work of art to replicate the photo.

Andrew Hollis

Ella Duke

Charlie Simpson

Claire Samsel

Max Packman

Gabby Thom

Avery McLean

Krista McFadden

Layne Stricker

Kahlid Hodge

Noah Rau

Matthew Cooper

Katelyn Campbell

Kamir Hodge

Toby Von Koch

Amanda Myers

Andrew Schaff

Macy Vermillion

Eleanor Tutin

Mia Moyer

Elle Matthews

Makenna Larsson

Jason Lai

Kobe Lutter

Vivian Kelly

Maia Kill

William Ficker

Ezra Flores

Meghan Gillett

Russ Christison

Peter Deng

Mary Groscup

Complimentary Color Pastel Fruit

A beginning pastel project led to practicing and implementing both their knowledge of the color wheel and pastel techniques to draw fruit of their choice and then pick its complimentary color for a gradient background. 

Amanda Myers

Eleanor Tutin

Kobe Lutter

Ezra Flores

Meghan Gillett

Jason Lai

Kian Montpliasir

Mia Moyer

Krista McFadden

Makenna Larsson

Vivian Kelly

Ella Duke

Toby Von Koch

Gabby Thom