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Quarter 1 Art Portfolio, Edgar Pacio

I have always enjoyed drawing and​ this year in art I was able to learn many things I have always needed practice on. The lessons taught me different methods of shading and how different pencils work. I tried my best in every drawing, especially the shading ones because I'm not very good at it yet. These drawings show off the time and effort I put into trying to become a better artist.  
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Art Work-Lisa Kang

My name is Lisa Kang and I'm a junior. Throughout the quarter, I have been improving my art skills by following many series of art lesson through the website called drawspace. First, we focussed on find our comfortable strokes and lines and then we got into more difficult things such as shading and hatching. These are a series of my work throughout the quarter. I put a lot of effort and time into them and I think that I have improved a lot.
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Quarter 1 Art E2

When I received my roster I was hesitant about taking an art class because I can not draw. Through this first quarter I have learned that it isn't about being a good artist, but about being proud of what you have created. Bellow are the pieces I have drawn over the quarter, enjoy.

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Quarter 1: Drawings - Lesson F, Dakota Foster

My name is Dakota Foster and I am a senior at Science Leadership Academy. For this blog post, we will be talking about the drawings that we recently did in art class. We had to follow different lesson on a website called drawspace.com. In this blog post, we will be looking at the work that I did for Lesson F, which is called Hatching. Hatching is the way of coloring in spaces with a pencil or charcoal. 
The hardest part for me when drawing these pictures was trying to drawing Kobrah because his face has a lot of angles to it, A LOT OF SYMMETRY. Then, if I drew the line of symmetry wrong which threw everything off about his face and it was hard to get it back together. It was also hard to draw his face because the angles on his face were even weirder, they weren't natural angles - they were hard angles. I think drawing hair is also very hard for me, I can not get the texture right for the life of me. 
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Quarter 1: Drawings - Lesson E, Dakota Foster

My name is Dakota Foster and I am a senior at Science Leadership Academy. For this blog post, we will be talking about the drawings that we recently did in art class. We had to follow different lesson on a website called drawspace.com. In this blog post, we will be looking at the work that I did for Lesson E, which is called Perspective 1. This lesson was the shortest out of the all the lesson and it had to be the easiest. 
The drawing that i liked the most was One Point Perspective. I've always enjoyed doing perspective drawings because they are so simple, but they come out so interesting looking. It is like drawing what you see at different angles perfectly. I think it is just so amazing that somebody came up with a drawing technique like this because it is just perfect. I would draw my whole world in one point perspective. I also enjoyed doing the drawings of the smiley faces in perspectives because you can really see how the smiley faces become smaller in the background. 
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Quarter 1: Drawings - Lesson D, Dakota Foster

​My name is Dakota Foster and I am a senior at Science Leadership Academy. For this blog post, we will be talking about the work that we did in my art class. We had to do various lessons of a website called drawspace.com. In this blog post, we did Lesson D which was called Squirkling. I didn't enjoy doing this lesson at all, it was the hardest lesson to do for me. I couldn't really grasp the idea of what we had to do to get the certain texture in the pictures. 
Each drawing had its aspects of being a hard drawing for me. It was first trying to fully understand how to draw the texture, which I don't think I could grasp by looking at the drawings. The second was trying to get the texture to look a lot dark in places than others because I wouldn't make the squirkles close enough to each other or I didn't have the correct weight of the pen. Another thing was difficult for me was trying to draw the face of the little boy, I think I have a hard time drawing boys instead of girls. Because in the drawings of the girls, they were really great. 
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Kristi Bezhani Q1 Art

Copy a Master: El Salvador Dalí 


Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) was one of the most brilliant artists in the 20th century. With his unconventional style of surrealist imagery, Dalí shows such imaginative and complex style. He truly birthed a new kind of art as he was an icon of the Surrealist movement. His art showed his world of raw human perception. He always inquested the unconsciousness of thoughts and dreams in his work. His influences were driven by Freud, Futurism, Cubism, and metaphysical art. Aside from paining, he was very diverse in other forms of art as well. He has been referred to as the "epitome of Surrealism." I personally love Dalí's work because his artwork, very much inspires mine in the way that it is imaginative as mine is.


I chose to do do 4 stages of El Salvador Dalí.
I also chose to do 4 stages of a german cartoon character that I was very fond of at a young age. Along with all of the above I also chose to make 2 sets of 4 stages for watercolor pictures and 2 sets of 2 arylic pictures. 
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3 Art Pieces

1. Copy a character. I found the sharpie one the hardest to do, because I tend to go towards softer lines and I couldn't find a way to do that, so I had to be very careful in what I chose to do with the color and lines. 
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2. Self portrait- Drawing myself is always really difficult, so I think this may have been the hardest one. I really liked working with the charcoal even though I can't help but smudge it absolutely everywhere.
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3. Copy a master- I decided to copy characters from the film "The Secret of Kells" I love how that movie is animated, in motion it's even better than flat on paper. Again, sharpie was the most difficult, because there isn't a bunch of shading or anything I could do except flat lines and I think that was really hard to make look nice.

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"Advanced Art Quarter 1" Karoline Castillo

​In the first quarter for advanced art, students took a step by step process to learn how to draw certain drawings from drawspace.com. The students had a choice to either complete the drawing in class, or use it as an independent study hall to complete homework or classwork for other classes. I did a mixture of both, enjoy. 
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Jaccar Garcia _Quarter 1 Art

During this quarter I chose to do the 2-day art lessons. I felt as if the 2 day art lessons helped me more than if I would have chosen one of the other options. I was capable of realizing what my strength and weaknesses are in art, I learned about shading which I find to be the most difficult part about it all but still the most exciting part. 

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Azota Filipinas uno de los tifones más poderosos de la historia

Michelle Friedman

Senorita Manuel

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Azota Filipinas uno de los tifones más poderosos de la historia



Antes de yo empiezo escribir, yo voy a definir algunas de las palabras nuevas en el artículo, “Azota Filipinas uno de los tifones más poderosos de la historia”. “Tifón” es palabra muy importante en este artículo; en Inglés “tifón” es “typhoon”. Ademas, la palabra “daño” es importante en este artículo. “Daño” se traduce en “damages” en Inglés.

Ahora, yo quiero resumir todos que está escrito en el artículo. En la semana pasada, un tifón llegado a los Phillipines. Por viernes, el tifón más grande en todo de este año llegado y hizo muchos daños. En los Philippines (más específicamente, la isla de Bohol) fue un terremoto el mes que pasado. En Inglés, terremoto es “earthquake”.

"Habrá daños catastróficos", dijo Jeff Masters, un meteorólogo experto en huracanes y que es director de la firma privada estadounidense Weather Underground.

Hoy, las personas que vivían en los Philippines tienen vidas muy difíciles. Fuentes de noticias dijeron que casi 4,000 personas murieron después del tifón Haiyan. Todas las personas estan espantados porque hay personas fallecidas en todos partes. Los personas que no murieron estan enfermos, pero ellos no tienen suficiente hospitales y médicos para todas las personas enfermas.

Países de todo el mundo ofrecer ayuda para los víctimas de tifón Haiyan. Organizaciones como “Red Cross” y muchos otros ofrecer dinero, comida, y cosas para los médicos. Ellos necesitan todos de la ayuda que nosotros pueden dar.  

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Q1 E2 Art: Bailey Collins

​I have taken the advanced art class before. I opted to do the work of a 4 day art curriculum so that I could put my work into something I haven't already done before. 

Eugéne Atget: Pioneer of Documentary Photography

Eugéne Atget was born in Libourne, France in 1857. He is so commonly remembered for pioneering what is known as documentary photography. This type of photography is somewhat very similar to street photography which is more common now. Eugéne Atget is remembered for his initiative to document all of the architecture and street scenes of Paris before they disappeared into modernization.

Like so many famous artists, many of his photographs weren’t published until after his death. He began to become recognized by other photographers just two years before his death.

Eugéne Atget’s parents both passed away during his young adolescence. His maternal grandparents raised him in Bordeaux and after finishing high school, he went into the merchant navy.

Atget moved to Paris in 1878. He auditioned for acting classes and failed the first time, and then was allowed in when he auditioned again. He was still drafted during the time he was in drama school, and he was expelled for only being able to be there part-time.

While living in Paris, he became an actor with a traveling group. They stayed in and around Paris still. He met his wife, Valentine Delafosse Compagnon, who was an actress in Paris. She died just a few years after they were married. Eugéne Atget gave up on his acting career in 1887, due to an infection of his vocal cords. After he gave up on his acting, he moved to the provinces and took up painting, but was not successful.

Realizing he would never have a career in painting, he still spent his life as an amateur painter. His first photographs date back to 1888. In 1890, Atget moved back to Paris. He settled down as a commercial photographer, and put on a sign on his door that read, “Documents for Artists.”

In 1898, Eugéne Atget began to specialize in what is known as “Old Paris.” This became his project for nearly 30 years. This idea of old Paris was a  campaign to preserve and document pre-revolutionary architecture. Many of Atget’s photographs are of building facades and the streets of Paris, because he felt that he needed to document and archive the city before the construction of Paris Métro.

Atget stopped taking pictures almost entirely after the First World War (1914-1918). In 1920, Atget offered to sell a portion of his glass-plate negatives to the government. He wrote a letter to the Minister of the Fine Arts and wrote, “For more than 20 years I have been working alone and of my own initiative in all the old streets of Old Paris to make a collection of 18 x 24 [centimeter] photographic negatives: artistic documents of beautiful urban architecture from the 16th to the 19th centuries. . . . Today this enormous artistic and documentary collection is finished; I can say I possess all of Old Paris." The government purchased almost 3,000 of Atget’s negatives for 10,000 francs.

In the 1920s, Atget became noticed in modern art’s avant-garde. This wasn’t long before his death in August of 1927.
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Copy a Master: Piet Mondrian

I decided to copy the master Piet Mondrian I found his paintings to be very well done and beautiful. Since I am really interested in math, I thought his paintings were amazing. His art is an amazing representation of how math relates to art. He uses squares and rectangles along with symmetry. Although he painted this painting in 1920, I find it to be very modern and trendy. I like how he used primary colors in his work and I enjoyed copying his work. I made 4 types of the same painting, one in sharpie, one in colored pencil, one in crayon and another in pastel charcoal.
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Art History: Piet Mondrian 1872-1944

Piet Mondrian was born in 1872 on March 7, 1872. Piet Mondrian, one of the founders of the Dutch modern movement De Stijl, is recognized for the purity of his abstractions and methodical practice by which he arrived at them. He radically simplified the elements of his paintings to reflect what he saw as the spiritual order underlying the visible world, creating a clear, universal aesthetic language within his canvases. In his best known paintings from the 1920s, Mondrian reduced his shapes to lines and rectangles and his palette to fundamental basics pushing past references to the outside world toward pure abstraction. His use of asymmetrical balance and a simplified pictorial vocabulary were crucial in the development of modern art, and his iconic abstract works remain influential in design and familiar in popular culture to this day. Piet Mondrian died on February 1, 1944 at the age of 72.
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