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Portraits of Riverside Brookfield High School

2010 . 11 . 26 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Recently, I workshopped with some art students at Riverside Brookfield High School in Illinois via Skype.



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Amanda’s painting

The students had been given the assignment of imitating my style.



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Jen’s painting

They were looking to my techniques as a guide for using shape and color in a less literal way…



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Alessandra’s painting

...while still producing a painting that’s an accurate likeness.



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Anne’s painting

It was fun checking in with the students every week and trying to figure out how to give them useful feedback.



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Sofia’s painting

This post shows a process shot of this particular piece by Sofia…



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Sarah Jane’s painting

...and I wish I’d done more screen shots of our Skyping since the evolution of these works was fascinating to watch.



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Jacob’s painting

Of course, the results are pretty spectacular too!


RELATED ARTICLES:
- Teaching style
- My own color theory / Ma théorie des couleurs
- Imitation is NOT the highest form of flattery.


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(3) Comments / Commentaires: Portraits of Riverside Brookfield High School

-- Mike Lien -- 2010 . 11 . 26 --

Wow these are very impressive.  Either they have gobs of talent or you are the most amazing teacher ever, probably a little of both.

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-- Gwenn -- 2010 . 11 . 26 --

Thank you, Mike!  I certainly don’t remember being so capable in high school…!

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-- Sara Seemel -- 2010 . 11 . 26 --

Wow Gwenn!! These are really great, what an awesome school project! smile

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