Visual Arts

Visual Arts

In Art this quarter, we have been busy sketching face parts in our sketchbook to prepare for the pencil portrait we will be completing in the coming weeks. The students have learned about how to grid a picture and completed their own “Mystery Picture” in their sketchbooks. This was a great exercise in drawing images accurately and will be helpful as students move on to grid the portrait of the person they are drawing. We have looked at all the official Presidential portraits and students were asked to choose their favorite one and think about their reasons. This will be useful as we prepare for our field trip to the National Portrait Gallery on April 26.  
 
Last Friday, we attended our much awaited trip to the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, Colorado. This museum offered their first ever remote tour and we saw some amazing pieces of Clyfford Still’s work. Meeting the museum curator and listening to him explain how the rolled up works are stretched and sometimes repaired was very interesting. A few students were given the opportunity to write blog posts for the museum about their “visit” and SPS is very excited about how this joint venture experience worked. After 11 weeks since our first introduction to Clyfford Still and studying his work intently, the students have a very deep understanding of this Abstract Expressionist artist.
 
Stay tuned for more!!