“The Art of Abington Senior High School Students” – Exhibit At The Woodmere Art Museum through October 22, 2017

“The Art of Abington Senior High School Students”

At The Woodmere Art Museum

Through October 22, 2017

9201 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, Pa 19118

 

This exhibition includes portraits, still lifes, ceramics, prints, photographs, and sculptures by students at Abington Senior High School.

The artworks illustrate students’ drawing and observational skills, understanding of color, composition, painting techniques, and imagination.

The Woodmere promotional postcard features art by Tiara Veney, 11th grade student.

 

FROM THE WOODMERE GALLERY BOOKLET:

Portraits – Every year each class completes a portrait drawing. In the Drawing Course and the Art I Major course students learn the basic proportions of the face and complete a realistic portrait drawing. In the higher level courses students create portraits that experiment more with concept, technique, and media.

Still Lifes – Still Life drawing is the foundation for the drawing courses at Abington Senior High School. In the junior and senior art major classes, students create still life paintings as well as drawings, to gain an understanding of color, composition, and painting techniques. Drawing objects from life teaches students how to actively observe nuances as well as how to design a dynamic composition while working with simple objects.

Ceramics and Sculpture – With clay as the primary medium, students learn a wide range of techniques from hand-building with coil, pinch and slab to gaining proficiency on the potter’s wheel.  Projects are paced and structured in a way that builds student skill and confidence while gaining a thorough understanding of the ceramic process. Student assignments range from functional objects to figurative sculptural and conceptual works.

Photography ProjectsStudents in the Digital Photography and Photography Program learn both technical and conceptual skills that are applied to each assignment. For example, in one assignment, students are challenged to create photographs using everyday scenes that tell a story about their lives and neighborhoods. Another project that focuses on lighting, students show how light can be used to reveal details that “tell a story.” The students learn about and gain inspiration from noted photographers such as Garry Winogrand, Dorothea Lange, Roy DeCarava and Henri Cartier-Bresson. 

Art Teacher: Richard Metz

Projects: Charcoal Portraits, Chalk Pastel Portraits, Oil Painting Self Portraits, Still Life Oil Paintings, Watercolor Still Life Paintings, Big Head Tempera Paintings

Artists:

  • Rachel Allen – Halloween Portraits – Graphite
  • Amanda Anderson – Figure Portrait – Ink and Watercolor
  • Alex Beil – Head – Chalk Pastel
  • Alex Beil – Still Life – Watercolor
  • Juan Castillo – Head – Chalk Pastel
  • Juan Castillo – Still Life – Oil
  • Zoe Ernst – Still Life – Oil
  • Lora Etienne – Mythological Figure – Watercolor and Gouache
  • Grace Fiorella – Still Life – Watercolor
  • Abby Harper – Big Head – Tempera
  • Samantha Krauss – Still Life – Watercolor
  • Lauryn Levette – Mr. Turner – Chalk Pastel
  • Hailey Marcotte – ‘Head’ – Charcoal
  • Erin McDonald – Self Portrait – Oil
  • Dylan McDonigal – Self Portrait Figure – Oil
  • Cassidy Piekielek – Big Head – Tempera
  • Zach Simon – Mr. P – Chalk Pastel
  • Zach Simon – Self Portrait – Oil
  • Max Smith – Still Life – Oil
  • Heather Trinh – Self Portrait – Charcoal

 

Art Teacher: David Ferro

Projects: Sculpture, Ceramics Work, and Portrait Drawings

 

10th Grade Artists:

  • Jordan Champalou – 3 Wheel Thrown Vessels – Ceramic
  • Molly Kumor – Self Portrait – Ink Stamp
  • Calum Taft-Lockard – Mind = Blown – Ceramic and Mixed Media

 

11th Grade Artists:

  • Gabriela Balmaceda – Golden Heart – Ceramic and Mixed Media Surface
  • Samantha Cherry – A Woman is More than the Sum of Her Parts – She is in there Somewhere – Ceramics
  • Elisabetta DiSalvo – Ying and Yang – Ceramic and Acrylic Paint
  • Justin Gamble – Self Portrait – Mixed Media
  • Joe Nixon – Shadow (Self-Portrait) – Mixed Media
  • Maggie Purtell – Geode – Ceramic and Gold Leaf) and Watering Hole – Ceramic Vessel

 

12th Grade Artists:

  • Richard Cardoso – Hermanos – Ceramic and Mixed Media
  • Emmaline Good – Sgraffito Vessels (2) – Ceramic
  • Ian Hogg – 3 Wheel Thrown Vessels – Ceramic
  • Grace Kelly – Untitled – Ceramic and Mixed Media
  • Stefanie Love – Love – Ceramic
  • Anna McDonough – Heart of Gold – Ceramic and Gold Leaf
  • Elizabeth Titano – Family Dog – Ceramic

 

Art Teacher: Stephen Lupo

Project: Photography

 

10th Grade Artists:

  • Jeffrey HillUntitledFilm Photography

 

11th Grade Artists:

  • Kristopher BrownUntitled Film Photography
  • Olivia Cain – “Branching Out” – Film Photography
  • Selena Leung “A Part of Nature” Film Photography
  • Hailey Plantarich“Sam” – Film Photography

 

12th Grade Artists:

  • Nick Cline “Self Portrait” – Film Photography
  • Maddie Hill“Jeffrey”Cyanotype
  • Megan McCarthy “Austin”Film Photography

 

Art Teacher: Nicole A. Caracciolo

Projects: Portraits and Still Lifes

 

10th Grade Artists:

  • Amber Gibson – Triptych – Colored Pencil
  • Adam Gradess – Self Portrait – Chalk Pastel
  • Erin Lees – La Niña – Oil Paint
  • J M Peters – Self Portrait or Portrait – Mixed Media
  • Olivia Schrecengost – Still Life Plants – Watercolor

11th Grade Artists:

  • Zoe Brady – Beat – Chalk Pastel
  • Allison Britt – Still Life – Acrylic Paint
  • Rebecca Burke – Brain Stuff – Woodcut Print
  • Maya Burman – Self Portrait – Reductive Monotype
  • Mia Curtis – Self Portrait – Pencil
  • Renee Decembrino – Portrait – Oil Pastel
  • Sophie Dobson – Portrait of Andrew – Pencil
  • Joanna Eyre – Self Portrait – Ink Drawing
  • Abby Kim – Self Portrait – Pencil
  • Kelsey Kushnir – Self Portrait – Colored Pencil
  • Sophia Lucente – Portrait – Reductive Monotype
  • Fiona Lynskey – Still Life – Acrylic Paint
  • Bria Mack – Demise of the Universe – Acrylic Paint
  • Aliany Mendez – Sun in my Eyes – Pencil
  • Rebecca Morris – Portrait of Becca – Reductive Monotype
  • Bridget O’Neill – Wrinkles in Time – Mixed Media
  • Christopher Stein – Portrait of Bella – Reductive Monotype
  • Maya Stevenson – Portrait of Hannah – Pencil
  • Erin Touey – Girl, Interrupted – Mixed Media
  • Tierra Veney – Self Portrait – Watercolor

 

12th Grade Artists:

  • Rachel Allen – Untitled – Linoleum Print
  • Emilie Geibel – Sloth – Watercolor
  • Rachel Levin – Fred Beans – Silk Screen Print

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