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Announcements and Assignments 2011-12

Students as we come to a close with our focus on line, campus contours and two point perspective, we are preparing for the next projects. 

Civil Rights Movement Project

posted Feb 2, 2012, 3:41 AM by Orin Carpenter   [ updated Jan 24, 2013, 8:52 AM ]


Students will continue to learn how to create a collage using a barrage of materials all at once. Making sure they are unified to create and visually communicate the point o
f their piece. The subject matter will be the “Civil Rights Movement.” Students will select a time, event or events focusing on an individual/s. Create conceptual roughs (3). Once they’ve selected their event, the students will have to place themselves within the event in the final piece. Then select the final one to depict on final canvas. The final size will be 18 x 24. Students will have to use at least 3 different mediums similar to their self-portrait collage. This subject matter will create an environment for the student to utilize the Principles of Design and Elements of Art.








Chapel of St. Martin

posted Jan 21, 2012, 5:26 AM by Orin Carpenter   [ updated Jan 22, 2012, 5:50 AM ]

It is finally here!!! The Chapel project we will collaborate with Campus Ministries is now conceived. Attached below is the list of groups with the word you will be illustrating and conveying in your chapel. The assignment for the weekend is to think about the word your group was chosen, write down on paper concepts or images you see when you think of the key word or words that Mrs. Hedstrom guided you in class with the presentation. Monday (January 23), we will discuss our next phase in this project. We will meet with our groups this up coming week and discuss the work days assigned for this project over the next 6-8 weeks. I want you to truly open yourselves up to receive guidance in this process. I want you to pray and meditate about the direction you will take and truly dedicate 100% to the creation of this groundbreaking installation for our school and community. Be prepared on Monday to discuss your ideas. You will be graded on having something for discussion. 

Candy Galore

posted Nov 14, 2011, 10:12 AM by Orin Carpenter   [ updated Nov 16, 2011, 4:41 AM ]

This project will be based on the stylings of Wayne Thiebaud. The students will first learn the basic principles of coloring pencil creating a color swatch page of a selected fruit on black construction paper. After they have finished this project, they then will start thinking about their composition for the Candy Galore piece. The student must select candy for the subject matter. The candy cannot be chocolate unless it has a variety of color's. The project will be centered around the actual candy not the wrapper it is in. This will be the final piece for the coloring pencil series. Their composition must have remnants of Wayne Thiebauds style of pattern, rhythm and color palette. They must incorporate his use of cool colors for shadows which was indicative of the Pop Art culture. The student must create six 5 x 7 concepts in sketchbook (color added). Then choose for the final piece which will be on a 16 x 20 sheet of paper. The final will be executed in color pencil.

The due date for this project is:

December 9th.

Two Point Perspective

posted Sep 4, 2011, 8:54 PM by Orin Carpenter

As we move into the next phase of Art II, I want you to become more observant to the things you see around you. Simplify them with your artistic eye. Remember it all starts with a line. Study the handout and exercises we've done in class. Remember the rules of two-point perspective.

First Quarter 2011

posted Apr 14, 2011, 1:22 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Aug 12, 2011, 1:29 PM by Orin Carpenter ]

As you return to the wonderful world of Art II. You will be introduced to a lot of things. Mainly how to execute correctly a masterpiece. We will continue to strengthen your knowledge of the Elements of Art and introduce the Principles of Design. The one requirement I ask is that you come to class everyday ready to adventure beyond your expectation. There will be new rules and guidelines to help you stay on course of this new learning. I hope you are ready. We will cover perspective, contour and line design, value/shading, still life, griding and techniques in color pencils and chalk pastels.

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