Excel Academy Student Work

I, as I’ve mentioned on my ‘About Me’ page, am currently the sole Visual Arts instructor at Excel Academy serving students in Southwest Denver. The majority of the students at Excel Academy, whether they describe themselves as being interested in art, or not, have shown an appreciation for Street and/or Lowbrow Art. Having grown up immersed in city life, I share this interest and have even gone as far as marrying these styles with the Elements of Art and Principles of Design in order to create my curriculum. As of January 2015, I have taught multiple ‘Drawing and Painting’ classes (focusing on the Elements of Art) and ‘Arts and Crafts’ classes (spotlighting the Principles of Design). I’ve been developing my curriculum for an advanced art class (Arts and Crafts 2) this spring that will implement a ‘Choice-Based’ art curriculum. My next plan is to develop a curriculum based on a ‘Do-It-Yourself’ mentality.

The following pages contain a few examples of student work that has been created during my time at Excel Academy:

Bound Sketchbooks:

bound_sketchbook

 

Value (Pencil and Sharpie)Still Life (2nd example – differentiation for student):

Still_Life_1

still_life_2

 

1 Point Perspective (Marker):

1PTP_1

1PTP_2

1 Point Perspective Relief Sculpture (Cardboard, Acrylic Paint, Magazines):

1PTP_3

1PTP_4

2 Point Perspective (Color Pencil and/or Marker):

2PTP_1

2PTP_2

3 Point Perspective (Pencil, Color Pencil and/or Marker):

3PTP_2

3PTP_1

Plaster Hand Study/Sculpture (Sketching, Plaster and Acrylic Paint):

Sculp_Hand_1

Sculpt_Hand_4

Sculp_Hand_2

Sculp_Hand_3

Buddhist Mandala Radial Balance:

Mandala_2

Mandala_1

Animal/Insect Texture Collage:

texture_collage

texture_collage_2

Positive and Negative Space Stencil Collage:

+_-_Collage_2

+_-_Collage_1

Positive and Negative Graffiti (Watercolor):

+_-_graffiti_1

+_-_graffiti_2

Spray Paint Stencil Studies and Portraits:

Stencil_1

Multiple Color Stencil:

Stencil_4

Stencil Portraits:

Stencil_3

Stencil_2

Ink and Crayon Resist:

ink_resist_2

ink_resist_1

Day of the Dead Skull:

DOD_1

DOD_2

Chuck Close Grid Portrait:

CC_portrait_1

CC_portrait_2

Linoleum Block Texture Print:

Lino_1

Lino_2

Batik and Handmade Paint:

Batik

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