Category Archives: HS Art


I wrote earlier about this class  but just realized because of the art party preparations I never posted the final paintings. So here you go… “Foundations Art: 1 Culture Colour Paintings.” The students created colour mixing tutorials, learnt about RGB and … Continue reading

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Colour Tutorials and Harmonies

The HS Art Foundations class were reviewing colour theory. Many of the students have not studied colour before, other than primary and secondary colours. Therefore, I decided to create a fun and quick way for them to learn. Colour Tutorials The students … Continue reading

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Grade 9 Foundations 1: Value Drawing

LEARNING ABOUT VALUE We began the quarter be studying different ways artists create value. The students practised value scales and a variety of toning techniques from stippling, shading to lettering. We watched and copied these videos (below) and then looked at … Continue reading

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HS MarkMaking Canvas & Prints

The HS class have nearly completed their final mark-making fabric portraits and they are looking sensational. The students have had a quarter of exploring different drawing techniques from: gesture, contour, negative space, continuous line, blind, upside down drawing and Zentangles. Theses … Continue reading

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HS Mark Making Portraits

After exploring creative mark making techniques and a variety of drawing exercises the students are now working on a small canvas. They had to grid their posterized faces, these were then traced onto the canvas. The fun part was applying marks … Continue reading

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Reviewing Drawing Techniques in HS

A Quick Warm Up During class today, the students reviewed some basic drawing techniques which, when combined, helps us achieve accurate observational drawings.   The Task We began with some quick figure gestures followed with: blind, contour, negative shape, kinesthetic and … Continue reading

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HS Art in the MS

Exciting news! This year one of the Foundation:1 Art classes (mixed grade 9,10,11, 12s) has joined Studio A300. It is my first time teaching this particular course but I am super excited about teaching it. Overall, it is a solid … Continue reading

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