Art Brings Geometry To Life

 In Ocean Academy

By: Drennan Hayden/Art Teacher & Marie Cooper/ Math Teacher 

This week in geometry students combined techniques in drawing and painting to achieve some pop-art inspired results. Students illustrated a prism of their choice using rulers to maintain straight and parallel lines, as well as defined planes.Using basic illustration techniques students expressed a prism on a 2 dimensional surface. For the next step, we applied watercolor within the forms. Students learned proper watercolor technique, using professional style brushes and mixing paint on a palette. After we finished the watercolor, students painted with bright neon color utilizing the pointillism technique over the watercolor washes.The contrast of neon acrylic paint against a watercolor wash creates dynamic visual results. Students were engaged in the process and put forth an excellent effort. Pointillism requires great concentration and discipline; and these students performed in superlative fashion. The combination mediums and motifs helped us create dynamic pieces of art.  Great job by all those involved!

 

 

 

 

 

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  • James Dolan
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    I never did this project, but I heard those students did a good job on them. Wish I did it with them.

  • tirell ferrer
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    I also did not do this project but it looked cool.

  • Carlos Gomez
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    When I was in art school I did something similar. I wish I did the project again.

  • Noah Horton
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    I wish I did these project. They all look really good, great job to every that did it.

  • Jack Nogueira
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    Great job. keep up the good work!

  • Elijah Spikes
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    That was a lot of fun. They learned something.

  • Matthew English
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    I did not take part in this project, but it seems like it was fun to do and all involved did a fantastic job. I don’t think art and math mix together very well.

  • Zachary Syanovitz
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    I did one of these and I thought it was a stupid project. Although in the long run when I was handed the math test, I did good becuse I thought about the art project.

  • james dobias
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    They remind me of the little stained glass ornaments. I would like to do one, but I don’t think I would have the patience, but good job guys.

  • Anthony Chase
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    Mrs Cooper is a great geometry teacher and art together with geometry is gonna be real fun.

  • Nicholas Sweeney
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    The Geometry Project was a lot of fun and creative. I enjoyed having Mrs. Cooper and Mr. Hayden talking to us about this project.

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