At Granby Jr/Sr High School, we have an annual Arts Night, which every student who takes an art class in grades 7-12 has at least one piece of art in the show. The night also featured musical performances by the senior high band, junior high band, and the chorus.
Here are some of the close-ups of the Self-Portraits, the Abstract Triptychs, and the Shading Experiments.
Students in 7th and 8th grade art created self-portraits from observation and then divided the background into five sections. In each section they drew something they like or represented themselves.
I call the last project Shading Experiments. Students are using line and
shading to create the illusion of depth and movement. I originally got
the project idea from the blog Art with Mr. E.
With the triptychs, students created an abstract design and transferred it three times. One section was painted with either either a primary, secondary, warm, cool, or complimentary color scheme, one section was monochromatic, and the last section could be a second color scheme or free.
I unfortunately forgot to take any close-up pictures of the Rooms in Perspective drawings. Students learned about one-point perspective and used the technique to create an indoor space in perspective.