Here's a look at some of the happenings in Art Three right before we left for spring break. I'm impressed by the qualities these students have as they persist in their desire to create.
Above, Katie has been capturing a series of portraits in watercolor. She has been conscious and particular about developing her style. Excited to watch her growth.
Parker took a big step and slipped out of his sketchbook (AKA comfort zone) and worked on this larger image on illustration board. This image is still a work in progress and taken before he added color. However, he since slipped back into his sketchbook. When we get back....
Kamryn is determined to get her artwork to the point where she is satisfied. In order to do this, she has no problem drawing and redrawing an image. This is a great quality to have. In this image she is having some fun with her practice by repeating the image Andy Warhol style.
Malcolm is always open to trying new ideas even when they are out of his comfort zone. In the beginning stages of this WIP, he is creating a self portrait using newspaper clippings to create value. He took on this challenge even though he wasn't sure how to start.
She hates her painting! The thing is, it's really good! But she isn't happy with it at all. However, Madison has no problem wiping out the entire painting (often to my dismay) and starting again. I've seen her do it several times to this painting already. It takes courage to wipe out a good painting because you desire a great painting.
She wasn't sure how the ink was going to work on top of the watercolor. She decided to go for it and I think it's coming along swimmingly. Taking risks is an important quality to have as an artist.
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