Welcome to the 2020 Art Show!

    • Welcome to the 2020 Art Show

shown is work done by the entire Art 1 class.)                                                                                                       Anamica Arpie, Claudia Consiglio, Riley Good, Morgan Hannafin, Rebekah Hannoush, Castine Hardesty, Alexandra Lasch, Sophia Mendrick, Erin O’Malley, Sofia Pantoja, Faith Rainis, Katelyn Regan, Melanie Richter, Piper Rizzo, Margaret Seymour, Gwendolyn Sprague, Emilia Suarez, Anaya Thomas, Schuyler Turley, Bailee VanDenburgh
Our Year of Art at a Glance
From portraits of our friends to portraits of ourselves, colored grid squares to colorfully blended feathers, endangered animals to abstract symbolism, this year at Academy of the Holy Names there was endless creativity, imagination, and originality pouring out of the Art Room.

Although we cannot have the Art Show we envisioned this year, here for your enjoyment is a glimpse of all of our fabulous hard work.

Art 1 started the year off with one-line drawings. Students studied the art of Pablo Picasso and learned the importance of a “line” in art. They were instructed to draw a friend without picking up their pencil, using only one Our play with color-blocking was then an homage to Cubism.

The work shown at left was done by the entire Art 1 class: Anamica Arpie, Claudia Consiglio, Riley Good, Morgan Hannafin, Rebekah Hannoush, Castine Hardesty, Alexandra Lasch, Sophia Mendrick, Erin O’Malley, Sofia Pantoja, Faith Rainis, Katelyn Regan, Melanie Richter, Piper Rizzo, Margaret Seymour, Gwendolyn Sprague, Emilia Suarez, Anaya Thomas, Schuyler Turley, Bailee VanDenburgh.

Endangered Animal Art

Later in the year Art 1 began to study composition and realism. Students were instructed to create a “dynamic composition” of an endangered animal and then using their knowledge of color mixing, paint it to the best of their ability. The results are breathtaking!

One Point Perspective

The ongoing theme this year in Mrs. Sela’s Art Class was collaboration and teamwork. We talked a great deal about how important it is to be able to work together and learn from each other. To encourage each other and lift each other up, and to understand that one person's success can be all of ours.

For this project, we put a spin on learning how to draw in a one-point perspective. After learning the steps and creating the initial drawing on paper, students had to work together to create a large-scale perspective mural out of blue painters tape. This project was a test in our communication and decision-making skills, with the added challenge of trying to think “outside the box”.

The work shown below is by 
done by the entire Art 1 class: Anamica Arpie, Claudia Consiglio, Riley Good, Morgan Hannafin, Rebekah Hannoush, Castine Hardesty, Alexandra Lasch, Sophia Mendrick, Erin O’Malley, Sofia Pantoja, Faith Rainis, Katelyn Regan, Melanie Richter, Piper Rizzo, Margaret Seymour, Gwendolyn Sprague, Emilia Suarez, Anaya Thomas, Schuyler Turley, Bailee VanDenburgh.

#whatliftsyou

In January we learned about a contemporary female street artist named Kelsey Montague. Montague is famous all over the country for creating large-scale street murals of butterfly wings. The artist is drawn to this idea because any person can place themselves into the middle and instantly be an active part of the art. The wings became a metaphor for what inspires any individual, at which point Montague coined the hashtag #whatliftsyou.

Each student took on the monumental task of painting a feather for each color on the color wheel, and having each feather contain the 4 basic mixtures of a color (tone, tint, shade, hue), for a grand total of 240 feathers!

The result was beautiful and definitely lifted our spirits. 
The work shown is done buy the entire Art 1 class: Anamica Arpie, Claudia Consiglio, Riley Good, Morgan Hannafin, Rebekah Hannoush, Castine Hardesty, Alexandra Lasch, Sophia Mendrick, Erin O’Malley, Sofia Pantoja, Faith Rainis, Katelyn Regan, Melanie Richter, Piper Rizzo, Margaret Seymour, Gwendolyn Sprague, Emilia Suarez, Anaya Thomas, Schuyler Turley, Bailee VanDenburgh.

Abstract Tape Mural

Art 2 also kick-started the year with a collaborative, large scale project. We looked at contemporary artist Darel Carey. Carey’swork deals mostly with line, including dimensional linear drawings and immersive tape installations. Optical and spatial perception are his main focus; he uses lines to shape and bend the perceived dimensions of a surface or space. 

Below are some in-progress shots as well as the awesome result of our Art 2 interpretation of Carey’s work, pictured at left with the artists, Rose Donnelly, Karishma Singh, Sharlene Marquez. Not pictured is Livingston Ottman.


Trompe L’oeil Works of Art

In December, Art 2 took some time to focus on their realistic drawing skills by creating their own Trompe L’oeil works of art. A Trompe L’oeil is defined as a “visual trick”, making the viewer perceive a drawing or painting as an actual three-dimensional object. The results are very convincing!

Empathy Wall Project

Empathy Wall near the library was a collaborative art project.
All of Mrs. Sela’s art classes spent some time this year thinking about what it means to “Show Empathy”.

In the famous words of Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view- until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”

With the help of Art 2, Portfolio Preparation and Pottery 1, we freshened up the hall by the Library with our own Empathy- inspired art.

Pottery’s work lines the top of the wall with custom shoe-print plaques. Reminding students that we are all unique but in many ways, the same.

Followed by Portfolio’s beautiful display of large, unique shoe portraits. The girls were encouraged to draw their favorite pair of shoes in their favorite artistic style.

Also on display are the lovely charcoal renderings of school uniform shoes done by Art 2.

Above is a photo that captures the wall in its entirety.

Senior Art Students

Finally, we have the work of our graduating seniors who spent the year working hard in Portfolio Preparation.
 
Mackenna Lansing:
Mackenna started off her senior year working on an architectural rendering that is at once professional and creative. Her commitment to art this year had her going above and beyond, challenging herself with large scale and highly detailed projects. Mackenna is a well-respected role model in the art room and should be proud of all of her accomplishments. She will be greatly missed!
 
Sydney Neff:
Sydney’s persistence and mindful attention to detail shown through when she started the year with an impressive canyon painting. Her sophisticated composition and perseverance resulted in a beautiful finished product. Creating art comes to Sydney with such ease. She should be proud of all her accomplishments. She will be greatly missed!
Eleanor Sprague:
Ellie has shown that she has the heart of a true artist in that she is constantly inspired and can see artistic potential in almost anything. Her self-motivation and determination had her continuously raising the bar for herself. From a moving self-portrait to a distinctive wood-burned lion, Ellie should be very proud of all her accomplishments. She will be greatly missed!
Ramsha Afzaal:
Ramsha has a gift for creating stunning and alluring works of art. She has high standards for her final products and it shows. Her natural abilities are greatly admired and she should be so proud of all her accomplishments. She will be greatly missed!
Evelyn Golding:
Evelyn finds joy in creating art, especially that of cats! Her calm, diligent presence was noted all Fall while she worked hard on creating her unique puzzle cat drawing. Evelyn has great talent and should be proud of all her accomplishments. She will be greatly missed!