This is a blog created by Angela Nhu, the art teacher at Oakdale Middle School in Rogers, AR. New pictures are posted each time we finish an art project, so please check back regularly. Thank you for stopping by! :-)
Students were inspired by the landscape paintings of Vietnamese artist (and Mrs. Nhu's great-uncle in-law) Dinh Cuong. Students then created a background with a gradated sky and/or mountains. After that they learned the Y-tree technique for painting winter trees with a variety of brush sizes.
Students learned how to draw the human face in correct proportion and observed a photograph of themselves in order to create a self-portrait. Students then used texture plates with crayons to fill their portraits with colors and patterns that reflected their personalities.