May 28 to June 1st

Chalk Pastel Flowers

Students will continue using the element of color to finish their Georgia O’Keeffe inspired Chalk Pastel lower Project.


Art May 21-25

Chalk Pastel Flowers


Students will continue to color their Georgia O’ O’Keeffe style flowers.  Georgia depicted flowers in an unique way.

Georgia O’ O’Keeffe  is best known for her close-up, or large-scale flower paintings, which she painted from the mid-1920s through the 1950’s. She made about 200 paintings of flowers of the more than 2,000 paintings that she made over her career. One of her painting, Jimson Weed  sold for $44.4 million, making it the most expensive painting sold of a female artist’s work as of 2014.

Art May 14-18

Soft Pastel Flower Drawings

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Explore the flower art painting style of Georgia O’Keeffe. Use the elements of color (its 2 properties especially value) to render the illusion of form (3D) with soft pastels.   

Art May 7-11

Mark your calendar!

We are pleased to invite you to attend our art exhibition on Saturday May 12 in the secondary school hall.  We are proud of how our students have matured and developed as individuals as well as designers and artists. The work on show will display the diverse range of skills, talents and techniques, not to mention hard work and dedication.

During this week students will prepare their work for the exhibition.

Art May 2-4

Celebrity Portraits

Students will continue working on their celebrity portraits. They will continue to use Ebony Pencils to add value to their Celebrity Portraits.

Value as an Element of Art

As an element of art value refers to the visible lightness or darkness of a color. Value is synonymous with luminosity in this context and can be measured in various units designating electromagnetic radiation.

Indeed, the science of optics is a fascinating branch of physics, albeit one to which visual artists typically devote little to no thought.

Value is relevant to the lightness or darkness of any color, but its importance is easy to visualize in a work with no colors other than black, white, and a gray scale. For a great example of value in action, think of a black and white photograph. You can easily visualize how the infinite variations of gray suggest planes and textures.

Art April 23-27

Celebrity Portraits


Students are nearly finished with their celebrity Portrait project. They have finished drawing their portraits and are now applying the element of value to add  threedimensionality to their projects. 

 Value is one of the elements of art. Value deals with the lightness or darkness of a color. Since we see objects and understand objects because of how dark or light they are, value is incredible important to art. 

Art April 16-20

Celebrity Portraits

Drawing a celebrity involves a great degree of perception and understanding of the Principles and Elements of Art. Proportion, harmony, and contrast are some of the elements applied in these projects. It is very difficult to capture a person’s personality on paper. Ninth grade students have demonstrated to show a great degree of commitment and skills in the execution of these projects.

Here are some examples of the work in process.


Art April 9-13


A portrait is a representation of a person’s character. The best portraits are the materialization of the idea of a person. Students are using ebony pencils to create a portrait of a public figure. An artist well known for creating portraits of public figures was Andy Warhol.  He painted portraits of Mick Jagger, several portraits of Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe among others. Students have already chosen a celebrity to reproduce using ebony pencils as a medium.


Art April 3-6


Students have finished their studies of facial features in their sketchbook. They have been instructed to choose a model for their portrait project. They will be using ebony pencils and drawing paper as a medium.

Here are some examples of portraits of famous people created with ebony pencils as a medium.

Art March 19-23


Students are drawing anatomy studies of facial features in their sketchbook. Human anatomy is a complex subject and the extraordinary construction of the human body is celebrated prominently in art throughout history and today. Knowledge of the human body can be an invaluable tool for artists.