Category Archives: Honors Art

Recontexualized Object

Essential Questions:

  • How does communication occur?
  • What is the relationship between content and context?
  • What is meant by “creative process” ?
  • How might the artist inform the creative process and how might the creative process inform the artist?

Performance Tasks:

  • Use additive and subtractive marking making techniques to create a series of timed observational drawings of an object of choice (brought from home).
  • Identify and delineate interesting visual relationships in drawing series.
  • Extract delineations with scissors.
  • Create two 24” x 36” collages using extracted delineations.
  • Create two 24” x 36” drawings from the collages & incorporate text as a design element.
  • Revisit the collages and embellish at will.
  • Create/construct something from left over scraps remaining from original timed studies.
  • Participate in discussion in which the original questions are revisited. Consider the significance of the overall experience and its relationship to the world around you.

WELCOME to the 2016-2017 school year!

It’s going to be WAY FUN!

Under the COURSES tab at the top of this site you will find a link to course syllabi.

Dani Art Show

Awesome Squiggles

Awesome Squiggles: Honors Art and Portfolio Art students shared work with art students at Austin-East High School for the Arts in Knoxville, Tennessee, through a Skype visit. Students on both ends participated in a global art challenge project where students create original art based on 4 squiggly lines and then share with others around the world.

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These structures loosely represent something about each student. They are currently being used in a 36″ square, one-frame comic titled Bottletar and the Heroic. That will be followed by a prequel & sequel in the format of Abstract Comics. The results will form a triptych. Process, sequence, linear, non-linear narrative/story telling, construction and painting come into Play (play with a capitol P).

Important Due Dates, MP3

3D Expressions:

  • Fri., 3/4: Sketchbook #1
  • Thu., 3/10: Monumental Community Connections writing response (post to WRITING page)
  • Thu., Community Connection #2
  • Fri., 3/11: Photoshop installed on laptop (Remember this must be done in school and will require your power cord)
  • Tue., 3/15: Artist Statement (posted to ARTIST STATEMENT page)
  • Mon., 3/28: Sketchbook #2 AND Sketchbook #1 archived to site (scanned, edited in Photoshop and posted to WordPress site)

Honors & Portfolio:

  • Thu., 3/10: Community Connection #6(2)
  • Wed., 3/16: Progress Report #8(3) (Portfolio)
  • Mar., 21 – 25: Spring Vacation
  • Mon., 3/28: Sketchbooks and Self Assessments(Portfolio)
  • Fri., 4/1: End of Marking Period