Monday, June 6, 2011

HS Art: Storybook

The High School Art class collaborated with the 2nd Grade to make picture books. Each high schooler had an elementary partner who they had to interview, design and produce a storybook for. Each book was individualized and meant to encourage, teach or support their 2nd Grade partner.

One Cake For The World
Written and Illustrated by Lyse Mauvais (9th Grade)

My Little Rap Story
Written and Illustrated by Geoffrey Angenet (10th Grade)

Monday, May 23, 2011

AP Art: New Library Sign

After the AP Art exam was finished, the AP Art class began a project to improve and redesign the Library sign.  Different variations were discussed and ideas were manipulated using Adobe Illustrator. The final design was decided by the students and Mrs. Clouser, the Librarian.

Final Design

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Celebration of the Arts Season

On May 12, the Elementary School (Pre-K - 5 grade) had their Celebration, which incorporated wonderful art, music and dance performances! This coming week on May 26, the Upper School (6-12 grades) will have their Celebration! Come and support the wonderful work all of the Art students have made over the past semester.  They deserve lots of applause!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

AP Art: Paris Field Trip

On the night of April 14th, ISO's AP Art students were off on an artistic adventure exploring the City of Lights! Paris is one of the most artistic cities in the world and houses some of the most precious pieces of artwork ever made. From the gigantic Louvre to the intimate l'Orangerie, it was splendid walking down the numerous corridors of artwork. Art was hanging there for us to approach and experience at our will - it was fantastic! Springtime in Paris is paradise!

Check out these pictures of the students and chaperones enjoying some of Paris' most famous things!

At the top of the Pompidou Centre

Inside a Dubuffet artwork (Pompidou)

Natalie and Monet (l'Orangerie)

Street cafe

Notre Dame

Outside Notre Dame

Minerva and the Mona Lisa (Louvre)

Musee du Louvre

Kevin acting like a sculpture (Louvre)

Paris Catacombs

Jardin du Luxembourg

The Eiffel Tower

The chaperones!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Brain Pop

The Brain Pop website has amazing information and activities that engage any student (although it is geared for Elementary students). The link below will bring you to various artistic topics including, famous artists and art concepts. Enjoy!

MS Art: Murals Project

Keith Haring was an American artist living and working during the 1980s. His artwork is characterized by bright colors, simple figures, and bold lines.  Haring's artwork was an obvious extension of who he was; his art explored his love for people in need, especially children, his sexual orientation and his illness (HIV/AIDS). Haring made the pretentious art world accessible by opening up his Pop Shop, which allowed anyone to purchase his artwork on t-shirts, bags, pins, etc. Many art critics disliked the idea that his artwork was inclusive, yet that was exactly the point! Haring died due to AIDS related complications in 1990.

The MS Art class used Keith Haring as inspiration for the Murals Project. The murals are located on the back and side of the Pre-K room.