It's a new quarter and we have lots of wonderful projects happening in my art classes. We are also having a Day of the Dead class party on Friday, November 1st. Students will be able to sign up to bring treats to share:) Art I students are working on a project inspired by Day of the Dead. Below you will see Lydia's project "in progress":
After the students complete their drawings with pencil and sharpie markers, they will be using watercolor to add color to their artwork. Stay tuned for pictures of finished projects.
The advanced students have started to paint the murals! So great seeing these students collaborate with one another and work as a team. The mural below is being painted on the wall adjacent to the basketball courts:
The advanced students in each class period are painting murals to grace the walls at Cypress High School. We have three murals that are in progress as of today! First comes the grunt work of priming the wood panels that will be hung on the exterior walls. The mural ideas are solely those of the students and these same students will be the only artists working on the murals. I'm so excited to have the talents of these young artists on display. We are hoping to have the murals complete no later than the semester break.
Art I classes have been learning all about color theory. So far we have covered primary colors, secondary color and intermediate colors. Students are making their own color wheels using only the primary colors and mixing all of the secondary and intermediate colors. Here are a few pics to see what the students are up to:
Meet Mrs. Mort
So excited to enter my 4th year at Cypress Charter H.S.! This is my 15th year of teaching high school art. Before teaching my sole career was painting--that of course was loads of fun but I find much more joy in passing on my love of art to my students. When I'm not in the classroom, you will find me hiking, traveling, spending time with family, making something and drinking tea...lots of tea. If you are on campus, stop in and say hello.
Mrs. Mort's Art Class
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