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This blog is designed for students and families in Allison Fuller-Mulloy's SMHS Art Classes. It is a site for posting our daily work and homework (IWs) each week, ideas and images to explore further, reminders and due dates. I hope this blog will help students by reinforcing the week's major ideas and activities, giving make-up work for absentees, and providing families a look into the atelier every day!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Applying our knowledge

Today students finished their guided instruction on facial proportions and drawing the human face. I was really amazed with the quality of drawings the students created on their first attempt this quarter at this tight, realistic drawing style. Students finished up their drawings by adding ears and necks to their faces and learning to draw hair. Students noted that the neck is usually the width from outside of the eye straight down, and that the hair line generally starts half way from the eyebrow to the top of the head.

Students also began a self portrait today based on their new knowledge of facial proportions. Students were challenged to adapt their knowledge of general placement of features while observing and recording the specifics of their own faces. Students, although very wary, are beginning the best self portraits most of them will have ever drawn!

(Shout out to the student who is making me an Oreo Ball dessert; here is a recipe!)