I found this little gem while grading students' homework assignments. Can you guess which half is a magazine photo and which half the student drew?! He has an innate talent for seeing details and subtle value shirts.
After about a week of drawing activities, the Studio Art students started a still life. They implemented what they learned about line, contour line, negative space and value. Today, I also taught them about atmosphere. After they had shaded general dark areas, they smudged the whole paper and started to add in more darks and erase where light hit the objects and created highlights. I was impressed with how far they've come in just one week!
Wendy Decker joined the WMA upper-school art department in September of 2010. She is the yearbook advisor for The Hill Yearbook staff. She graduated with a BFA from Alfred University in December of 2009 with a concentration in oil painting and a New York State certification in K-12 Art. In December of 2012, she received her master's in Art Education from Boston University.
"With more free time, I am working to go back to my roots and explore the possibilities of drawing and painting. With my educational goals met, it is now time to focus on my own inspiration in order to keep the atmosphere in my classroom fresh."