Welcome to the online art studio, aka the wired atelier*!

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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Monday, April 6, 2009

Georgia O'Keeffe studies

Students spent March 30-April 1 learning about the artist Georgia O'Keeffe and exploring chalk pastels. After viewing O'Keeffe's work and noting the major characteristics of her style, students spent their time creating their own masterpieces.

After a short hike in the woods, students selected natural objects to bring back in the room and draw. Using a cropping square as a tool for dynamic compositions, students drew close up views of their leaves, flowers, branches, and grasses in pencil on 18x18" paper. Focusing on interesting negative space, sharp details, and bold, blended color, students created beautiful pieces using chalk pastels inspired by the work of O'Keeffe.