How Linear perspective works (Khan Academy)

This link will take you to an interactive that allows you to manipulate an image in one pt perspective.

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1 Pt and 2 pt Perspective Drawing

Independent Practice: 

Use any of these videos to help you practice with one pt perspective. Complete them in your sketchbook for grading. 

Surrealism: Black & White with Color Pencil

GOAL: students will take a picture of a hand/s. It can be their own or belong to someone else. Then, they will research other images to combine with the hands to create a surrealistic composition. Multiple elements and principles will be used, with a focus on unity, proportion, space, and contrast.




– take a picture of your own hands or those of someone else
– look for additional images that can be combined with the hands in an interesting way. images can be from the internet, your own photos, or other sources.
– using surrealism as your foundation, combine all of your collected images.
– lightly draw the composition on brown kraft paper in regular pencil.
– use black and white color pencils to shade your images. do not mix the black & white. value and contrast are essential in this (1)


Videos to help>>>>


Black Box Student Exhibition

ADV. Painting and Drawing-Still Life: Reflective Surfaces – Form, Value, Proportion, Space, and Texture

GOAL: students will be provided a still life composition that focuses on reflective objects. students will apply all of the elements of art to complete this drawing: line, shape, form, texture, color, value, and space. reflective surfaces: still life

Process Steps

– observe the still life.
– determine how to arrange all of the items on your paper, utilizing the entire space.Image result for reflective still life


– lightly draw the still life – sketch lines or general shapes to represent each item.


be sure all objects are represented before finalizing each item.
– shade each object to best represent the texture, highlights, and shadows. contrasting values will be necessary to successfully represent the reflective surfaces.



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The D.H.S. Outstanding Senior Artist Competition

The D.H.S. Art Department is looking for outstanding and creative senior artists to participate in a duel of paintbrushes.  Just kidding about the dueling paintbrushes; but there is no joke about the competition in which senior artists are selected to represent our school for prestigious awards. To participate, submit a portfolio of your finished artwork along with the  Application for Senior Artist 2018.  All important dates are listed on the application.  Questions or concerns – contact one of the three art teachers.

Below are links for Application for Senior Artist 2018:

Senior artist pg 1

Senior Artist Pg.2

Annual Congressional Art Competition

You won’t want to miss the opportunity to participate in the 2018 Congressional Art Show  (12th district) themed “An Artistic Discovery”; your work could be selected to hang at the White House for 1 year!  Image result for visual representation of united states congress

Participants can deliver all of the necessary paperwork (filled out/w/required signatures) and their matted artwork to the art department by Friday, April 13th, 2:30 pm.

The show is scheduled to take place on May 5th, 2-4 pm at the Wayne County Community College in Taylor, MI.

For more info. visit the link:

Best of Luck!!!

Figure Drawing-

In order to improve your figure drawing you must practice. Here a few videos to help you and to offer different approaches to drawing the figure:

Drawing the Clothed Figure:



Here are some two minute poses to practice:


Happy Drawing

Advanced Photography- Fast Shutter Speed vs. Slow Shutter Speed

FOCUS: Movement, creative photography, and shutter speed
GOAL: To complete two photos that show both fast and slow shutter speed, while considering movement.

Shutter Speed and Aperature

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Fast Shutter Speed High ISO

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Fast Shutter Speed

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Slow Shutter Speed

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Slow Shutter Speed

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Slow Shutter Speed


Intro to Photography-Photograms

In this lesson, students produce three distinctive photograms to understand how design can communicate ideas. They explore opaque, translucent and transparent objects and combine them to create organic, geometric and symbolic designs. They learn about the technologies and processes of photography. After completing their photograms, students are encouraged to be more articulate about their design choices as they critique their works and write individual artists’ statements.

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