Black and white always makes dynamic art. It can be either simple or complex, with perfect contrast. When using white in a design, it signifies purity, innocence minimalism, as well as a very clean feeling . Black on the other hand, always stands out. It is bold, elegant, mysterious and sophisticated. This design theme is popular today in Graphic Design, Interior Design, Photography and many other areas in the Art World. Students used Contrast-O paper, and X-acto knives to cut the thin white vinyl paper film and peel off sections that then exposes the black. Click on the image to take you to more designs.
One of the largest influence of technology and students is the visual and pop culture imagery of today. Just as the early development of photography was not always accepted as an art form, there will be those that will not see art produced technically as being valuable or respected works of art. Digital art is and will be the future for many students heading into a vast world of change.
I like a quote I once heard that went something like this..."If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change".
Digital Technology students created their facial portraits into a black and white design with Photoshop CS6 using the threshold option under image and adjustments.They used a light box to transfer their portrait onto large drawing paper and created an Art Deco or Zentangle design using fine tip colored markers. #lovemystudentscreativity!
Repurpose, Recycle, Reuse. The art room loves to find creative ways to give back to our environment. Students are painting cardboard cones left from our weaving yarn to make a decorative vase to hold their tissue flowers they are making for Mother's Day.
I live in Nebraska and love teaching art! I get the best of all worlds.... I teach High School Graphic Design, Middle School Studio Art and I am an adjunct instructor at our local college.