The WHS Art-1 students have been busy all week working in groups on a project demonstrating one-point and two-point perspectives. Art teacher Marcella Hunt explains that linear perspective is a tool that artists use to make things look three-dimensional. Students are starting with drawings on paper and creating them on a much larger scale on hallway walls with blue masking tape.
The projects currently are about ¾ finished. Once students have completed their art pieces, high school staff members will be voting on their favorites.
As the winning entry is being taken down, Mrs. Hunt and her students will make a stop-motion video of the process, by snapping a photo as each inch or so of tape is removed. The order of the photos will then be reversed and it will seem as if you are seeing the artwork being created!
Mrs. Hunt plans to enter the stop-motion video in the collaborative category at the annual Box Factory for the Arts Student Art Exhibition. Each year she enters Watervliet High School student art in this show and it is always well received. Many Watervliet student entries have earned awards at the Box Factory show in the past.
A few of the students working on their collaborative projects and a sampling of the works in progress are pictured here: