Advanced Students, Jenny Skripko and Mirella Fefer worked on a project which required them to draw a subject from observation and then abstract it according to the Cubist Style. This also required incorporating collage into the piece. Jenny chose a still life of her favorite baking tools and used a recipe as the collage element. Mirella painted a still life with a violin and used sheet music as the collage element. Both paintings were done in acrylic on watercolor paper.
Here are some before and after drawings of hands done by students in my Adult Beginning Drawing Class at Glen Rock Community School. Their last class was on March 13 and the final project was a "Hand Portrait".
As you can see from these three examples, the students observational skills improved greatly within the five-week course.
What a fantastic rendering of a mother bear and her cub at the river's edge! Ayelet Kurz made this painting using chalk pastel.
Great job, Ayelet!
Congratulations to Daniel Nakhimovich!
Daniel has won an Honorable Mention Award in the St. Catherine of Bologna Patron of the Arts Association's 15th Annual Exhibition and Sale of Photography, Art and Poetry.
His entry was selected from among 22 submissions by High School aged artists. Daniel has been taking art lessons at the Art of Excellence Studio since August 2007. He has developed an enthusiastic approach to the creative process and is not afraid to challenge himself when it comes to trying something new. This painting, "Hydrangea", was composed using watercolor.
Here is Simona Friedman's finished self-portrait. I had originally posted when she began the project.
This is her first try at portraits and I think she did a wonderful job!
The Students that have been studying Art History have completed projects reminiscent of the era they learned about. This project in one-point perspective reflected the advent of the use of linear perspective in paintings during the Renaissance. Notice that each student brought their own creative solutions to the project which required them to use both trees and buildings in linear perspective. Great work!
Advanced Student, Hannah Greenwald, just completed a portrait collage using newspaper and ink washes. The overall effect is quite dramatic