Tag: Painting

Ultimate Color Theory - Class Highlights

Ultimate Color Theory Class Highlights

Highlights from Ultimate Color Theory Class What does color theory mean? How do you mix colors? What is a color wheel, and what do artists do with one? Our Ultimate Color Theory class answered these questions, and so many more! We learned the difference between hue, saturation, and color. We learned how to mix all Read More

Habit #3: Put First Things First

Inspiration from Piet Mondrian “I wish to approach truth as closely as possible, and therefore I abstract everything until I arrive at the fundamental qualities of objects.” – Piet Mondrian As a founder of the Neoplasticism movement (also called De Stijl), Mondrian’s artistic focus was on the most basic elements. He rejected the notion of subjects Read More

Habit #2: Begin With the End in Mind

Inspiration from Pablo Picasso “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain one when you grow up.” – Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso was talented from a very young age, and as the quote above indicates, he struggled to make a lifelong career out of his art. Although his life (showed in his art) Read More

Habit #1: Be Proactive

Inspiration from Claude Monet “No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition.” – Claude Monet A proactive person can be described as someone who takes control of situations through preparation, rather than responding to them after-the-fact. Monet did this Read More

Heritage Beautification Project Continues

Choosing a Theme When the second grade teachers at Heritage Elementary School started concocting a plan for beautifying the student restroom in their hallway, they asked the students to vote on their favorite books to use as inspiration for the new artwork. The winning selection: the Magic Tree House series, by Mary Pope Osborne. Making Read More

Heritage Art Room Gets New Paint Job

The color wheel is one of the most important tools that artists use to aid in the decision-making process. So, when I began plans for painting my art classroom, I naturally looked here first. What would be the perfect color or group of colors? Read More