Photography class attempted the mannequin challenge! Good job my amazing Photo students!!!
Attention all interested in participating in the next art competition opportunity! Here is information about the McLean County Amateur Art Exhibition. Come stop by the art room if you're interested, and I'll help you prepare for this event!
Download the entry form here.
Below is information from the McLean County Arts Center website:
"Amateur artists are invited to submit up to two entries; there is a fee of $1.00 per entry. Media are accepted into the categories of: painting, graphics, sculpture, and photography/new media.
Artworks are to be delivered to the MCAC on Tuesday, February 16, Noon – 7pm and Wednesday, February 17, Noon – 5pm. Further information and details are listed on the entry form."
"The 89th Annual McLean County Amateur Art Competition/Exhibition will be held from February 28 through April 23, 2016 in the Brandt Gallery of the McLean County Arts Center.
Amateur adult artists, university, and high school students are invited to submit artwork for this juried exhibition. Typically over 200 entries are received for this competition. The juror selects approximately 75 – 100 works for the exhibition and awards cash prizes for the first and second places in each media and age category.
The Merwin Medal Award is presented to the exhibitor whose entry was judged the most outstanding work of art in the exhibition. This cash prize has been increased to $300 by a generous anonymous donor. All exhibitors are eligible for this award except previous Merwin Medal Winners.
A new award is being offered this year titled The Ashley Ritter Most Promising Art Award. This $150 cash prize award was created from the inspiration of a young woman who loved art through her many challenges in life. Art brought a new world into her and her parents’ lives, a world where verbal communication was and is not necessary. The Ashley Ritter Most Promising Art Award is funded by her parents and her many friends and loved ones. It is their hope that this award brings the recipient that same inspiration."
Students were asked to draw a realistic portrait prior to any instruction for portrait drawing. After instruction focusing on proportion and facial features, they were asked once again to draw a realistic portrait. Here are a few of the results!
Photography students learned about a few key elements of photography composition during this project. For their photo shoot, they set up still life scenes around the room and customized their light source. Some students also chose to continue taking pictures after school in other locations for this project. Here are a few of the final shots!