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Teddy H. Goldman
This painting is called “Walking on Eggshells” Real painted eggshell’s were used in a creative way.
The Artist, Amy, was in 11th grade when she created this piece. Her work is brilliant! The perspective is creative and very unique. The road was done with painted egg shells. The piece below was created using Watercolor paint and egg shells for the path. Amy’s work is exceptional both in technique and in concept.
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I hope it inspires other student’s to continue to practice and learn.
I also teach Digital Art through Photoshop. A big part of learning digital art is developing “Creativity” This is an emphasis in my classes.
My Art Philosophy
Art has little do with talent. It has everything to do with with developing a sense of design and learning real artistic skills and techniques. Its about the active development of awakening artistic abilities. Yes, being genetically gifted is a plus. But almost anyone can learn to be very proficient in art. In my classes, I attempt to instill a sense of design and composition. I teach how to develop and sharpen abilities in painting, drawing. I want students to reach for a high level of artistic perception. Expertise in all mediums can be learned. Progress is based on a student’s ability to focus and their passion for learning. If you have a chance, go to my posts and read what students are saying about my class. My art course is an experience worth having!
The visual arts invite students to explore realms of thought that move away from the mundane and ordinary to the festive, the ritualistic, the spiritual, the fantastic, the world of perception and observation, the incongruous, the playful, the elusive, the transcendent, the clouded and mysterious, the devious, the captivating, the anxious, the sublime, the obsessive, the eminent, the revelatory, and the evocative. They involve goal seeking, persistence, overcoming obstacles, and a search. If we are to remain a nation of prime movers, of originators or creators, we must give students an opportunity to exercise these qualities at every stage of their education.
Walter Askin Professor Emeritus
AP Art – Watercolor and Newspaper
AP Art -Watercolor
Pencil-Drawing and Painting II
Drawing and Painting II
Drawing and Painting II
Here is an example of a Graphic homework assignment:
This is an assignment the involves critique of student Illustrations.
Answer the following questions….
What is the difference between Mediocre and Excellent graphics-One paragraph.
Choose two pictures in the gallery that are mediocre. Describe them and explain why.
Choose two pictures that are excellent. Describe them and explain why. Describe one art principle listed below that was used in the piece.
See results and comments below…