Rutherford Art Classes

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Flashback to Jewelry

So, I had a bit of a flashback today while I was looking through my jewelry class and I was very impressed by the work done. I also realized that I hadn't posted any work done in that class. Here are some highlights from the Jewelry class from first Trimester. 

Students! You can take Jewelry next trimester as well as next year! 

(There was a lot of good stuff but these students took nice pictures :)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Business as Usual

Art Room Mania 

Well, it's been a couple weeks since I've posted but Chelsea High School was caught up with Break Fever and I was sucked in as well. It's now January and we are almost four weeks into the second trimester. I am teaching Ceramics and Studio again but I have also picked up a Drawing and Painting class. This is a post of the work from the past couple weeks! 

A beautiful shadowbox by a Studio Art student. He used multicolored 
paper and foam to separate the three layers. 

 Ella works on a human skull. 

 Abraham did some skull studies as well as a sketchbook assignment 
for the words "cold shoulder".
 Madison did a series based on the artist Keith Haring! 
It turned out great :)

 Two interesting sketchbook assignments by Nicole and Abraham. 

 An interesting caricature by Kayla. She has a very specific style. 

 Bailey made this Eminem poster using a large stencil.
 It's out of this world ;)
 This wonderful design turned out after a student 
studied the work of a local photographer.

 These are beautiful blind contour drawings by Amy. 

 Sam studied Mucha for his Studio Art project and he 
designed his own version of the four seasons. 

 Sasha studied Roy Liechtenstein and tweaked his wording 
to make this beautiful work a little more modern. 

 Emily did this amazing eye just for fun! It's beautiful and unique.

Our case is getting very full! Lot's of amazing art this trimester!

A Couple More

Whoops- More Art

Since it's been a while, we have a couple more pieces from the last four weeks. 

A lot of these were done in Art and Design and they have style!

 Anna worked hard on this beautiful contour hand drawing. 

 Lexi has been studying Anna pretty closely in this character study. 

 A little cross eyed...but amazing!

 Mitch has a way with bowls! Pretty sweet design. 

 Aaron did a great Keith Haring plexi-glass study. Perfect craftsmanship.

 A bunch of pinch pots! 
Including this angry beaver! Awesome job, Kolten. 

Our lovely case! Full of art :)

"Smiles are Contagious"

Goodbye to a Legend 

This post is a little late but it's never too late to give tribute to the Chelsea Art program legend. Kerry Kargel worked at Chelsea High School for 35 years and it is a big job to step into his shoes. So as never to forget, we made a poster with his slogan, "Smiles are contagious". This hangs over the entrance to the room and has insignia for all the things that Kerry was passionate about. Chelsea High school will never forget the love and dedication that Kerry Kargel had for Art and his students.