This was an end-of-year project in which 7th and 8th grade students had to show mastery of what they had learned during their year of Advanced Art. They began by doing many thumbnail sketches for gathering ideas. Their goals were to incorporated the elements and principles of design as well as color mixing and use of blending plus working in "relief" form.

Each student was given a cardboard face and a choice of canvas size to best suit what they had to say in their artwork. Students were also required to "build up" areas with relief using a mixture of white glue, water, and toilet paper. Some students chose to bring extra materials from home to add interest to their piece.

Although the basic materials were similar, you can see here how each approached their art piece with great thought and originality.

by Casey Hines

by Brianna Tsui
by Chris Lau

by Kristen Solis

by Julie Gillespie


More canvasboard and mask work