A Statement from Featured Artist Caleb Morehead
This is an interpretation of my painting showing my inner beauty, I call it Black Elegance. I had to make a realistic self-portrait using acrylic paint. This painting is a narrative piece that shows that my stereotyped black appearance is truly false. Through some peoples eyes, I’m a criminal. I put roses on my head to show my innocence and good personality. I was inspired by my brother to make this piece. I’ve heard multiple people talk bad about my brother when they don't even know him. All they see is a young black male looking for trouble.
Independent and Focused
Ceramics students applying problem solving skills and their experience with hand building methods to create an independently developed ceramic art piece.
Ceramics Soft Slab Method
Students used the soft slab hand building method to make cylindrical vessels. With each ceramic piece students are expected to use influence to generate new creative designs.
Students experimented with various charcoal media and tools to draw the subject of their choosing. Students used proportion and value to create realistic drawings.
Students chose to work in a realistic or semi-realistic style to provide a narrative of themselves or expression. Regardless of style choice all students were required to apply facial proportion and to strive for a likeness which is a challenging task. Students experimented with color mixing to achieve the illusion of shadow and light.
8th Grade Depth of Field Drawings
Students made intentional use of all the Elements of Art to create the illusion of form and distance in these color pencil drawings.
Pen & Ink Drawings
Students experimented with metal nibs and India ink to draw the subject of their choosing. Students were requiredto use textured drawing techniques to provide varied value in a drawing that is limited to black and white.