Boston!

This fall I had the opportunity to travel east to Boston for my cousin's wedding. Although it was only a long weekend trip, I was still able to take in some local sights and see some awesome art at the Museum of Fine Arts. Visiting museums inspire me, my art and my teaching!  Here are a few of the masters I was fortunate to see.

MURAL!

Last year Mr. Ruhland and the ASB came to me to discuss the creation of new murals in our school.  With the position as yearbook advisor behind me I decided to take on a mural club for the 2015-16 school year. It isn't an official "club" it is basically a mix of Art Club painters and AP Art students who have the drive and desire to paint the walls of CHS. Meghan Walker came up with the idea to make a space themed mural with each planet representing different movements of art. Check out our first mural project! 

2015 First Semester Art Happenings

AP Studio Art and Advanced Drawing and Painting practiced their skills of drawing from life with this 1970's Schwinn bicycle. 

Students had their choice of dry media for the task and their choice of background.  

Graydon Lehto had great success with the challenge. 

Visting Artist: Joe Lee Davidson

Joe Lee is a local chalk artist, seen here demonstrating his technique. He challenged students to draw their favorite character or create their own character on a 16x20 chalkboard. 

The students' chalkboard drawings were displayed at the final fall Carnation Farmers Market. 


Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting-Period 1

During first quarter, my Drawing and Painting class worked hard on contour line drawing. My T.A., Olivia Seminara, assembled this large piece made up of their contour arm drawings and had drawings. . 

 

Art Club: Random Acts of Art Project

This fall the Art Club created miniature pieces of art that they placed around school for people to take at random.

Gesture Drawing Class with Barbara Fugate

This past Saturday I took an all day drawing class at The School for Arts and Sciences on Capitol Hill in Seattle. It was taught by Barbara Fugate, a Seattle gesture drawing artist. She was amazing and the experience was so awesome! I will definitely be using the techniques I practiced in my classes. Get ready for large drawings on newsprint with lots of movement!

One of Barbara Fugate's pieces. 

One of Barbara Fugate's pieces. 

Advanced Placement Studio Art Testing and Seattle Field Trip

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOUR AP STUDIO ART STUDENTS WHO SUBMITTED THEIR WORK FOR REVIEW BY THE COLLEGE BOARD. 

ARACELY CORTEZ, JON HORNA, YARELI GONZALEZ AND GILLIAN MINNIE

GOOD LUCK!

SEATTLE FIELD TRIP SPRING 2015

As a reward for all of their hard work we decided to take out annual Seattle field trip in May after AP Portfolios were submitted. We spent time at the Olympic Sculpture Park sketching and taking in the sights. We then walked through the city to the Seattle Art Museum where students spent several hours taking in the beautiful art. 

Mrs. Descheemaeker and Mrs. Hammerquist enjoy their day in the city taking in the art. 

Mrs. Descheemaeker and Mrs. Hammerquist enjoy their day in the city taking in the art. 

Lily Krueger and Aracely Cortez love the street art of Post Alley. 

Lily Krueger and Aracely Cortez love the street art of Post Alley. 

Connor Duggan examines a piece byJim Dine. 

Connor Duggan examines a piece byJim Dine. 

Chalkboard Art on Display at the Carnation Farmers Market

Local artist, Joe Lee Davidson, visited my last period AP Studio Art and Advanced Drawing/Painting class last week. He shared his own art and expertise about the meduim of chalk. Students then worked for two days on Halloween themed chalk drawings which were on display at the final Carnation Farmers Market on Oct. 28th. 

 

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Mrs. Descheemaeker and local guest artist, Joe Lee Davidson, at the Farmers Market art show.

 

 

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Students working on their chalkboards during class time. They used the Halloween inspired still life to create an original chalk drawing.

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Since chalkboard art is temporary, I took photos of the work and made color copies at EF Printing. They are currently hanging in the hall near the art rooms.