March 27th-- Students and families, please also keep up with me on my Teacher Youtube Channel, "Mr W", which you can find at:
I am going to plan on posting several drawing or painting videos per week for student inspiration and ideas, mainly covering things we have already referenced many times in class such as Figure Drawing, Gesture Drawing, Blind Contour drawing, etc.
March 16th, 2020-- Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians:
I will be updating a new tab on my teacher page which will include a list of art activities, work and resources that students are encouraged to do to stay current with the art program during these weeks which we are out of school.
<--------------- Check out the Left Side Tab titled 'Suggested Activities During School Closure' For a list of many activites, resources, and links to do while you are at home!!! This will be a list that is constantly updated!!!
Please enjoy the wonderful artwork that students have done so far in the 2018-2019 school year. Recent work includes ceramic penguins, cardinals, and doves; the Tiger mural, Marvel mural, door decorating contest, plus masks and monotypes just to name some of what we have done so far!
Winter Door Contest
October Masks and Monotype Prints
Welcome to Art with Mr. Wilhelm!
WOW! 1st quarter 8th GRADE!!, NICE TIGER!!! (Mural draft)This year students are being introduced to using the grid method to draw realistic portraits of comic book superheros. Students were able to choose a superhero or villain of their choice and used a 1x1" grid matrix to very accurately draw the shape and features of the superhero's face. Students came away from this project with a classical, reliable method for accurately drawing any image of any kind. This was a fun project and students came away with amazing results, some of which are posted below. This first project was a big confidence booster for students because they learned a very dependable and simple technique to draw literally any image with precision and accuracy.Learning the grid method paid off with great dividends when 8th grade students later painted self portraits and used the same method to accurately draw the shapes of their faces before painting. They turned out FANTASTIC~!!! Excellent work by the students.7th and 8th grade students recently spent a good chunk of time creating their own still-life arrangements with various objects, plants, and drapes. Students created shadowboxes out of cardboard to arrange their still-lifes and harness the power of light to create dramatic lighting and shade in their still-life arrangements. Students then painted the still-life scenes they arranged with a range of 5 values of light and shading using acrylic paint.6th grade students worked on an Egyptian clay cartouche project where they learned how to create clay pieces with strong levels of sculptural relief. These clay pieces will then be painted and can be hung up on a wall as wall piece.The major 5th grade clay project involves students making a 4x4" square tiles of various images that they spend time carefully designing in their sketchbooks.