visual arts at MBHS  

Projects from Our Studio Art Classes


This page shows sample products from the course. Descriptions by the teacher are included so you can understand what's going on in the photo and get a better sense of what you might do if you signed up for the course. Works displayed here are original works of art by Blair students, who have rights of copyright to them. These works are not to be copied by others. Identification of the student artists by name is avoided in order to maintain the school's commitment to protecting the identity, privacy and security of its students. Credits are posted only with the written permission of the student and his/her parent or guardian.

Course Numbers
Studio 1: #6105/6106
Studio 2: #6205/6206
Studio 3: #6305/6306


Sign language Hand drawing - Students researched sign language and drew several hands to spell out a word. (Click on the image to enlarge it.)

Gestured Hand drawing - Students drew several different hand gestures from observation and shaded them using pencil. (Click on any image to enlarge it.)

Surrealistic Handscape - Students were able to conceptualize a dream-like landscape, where the main focus was a hand. (Click on the image to enlarge it.)

Sketchbook Assignments - Students continually work in their sketchbooks throughout the semester. These are some examples of the sketchbook assignments that students would complete for additional practice in drawing techniques, artistic materials, and conceptual ideas. (Click on any image to enlarge it.)

Watercolor Assignments - Students were able to choose from painting an animal or a landscape for the watercolor unit. Students had to show different watercolor techniques when completing their images. They were able to choose from several color schemes and could use exaggerated colors to create vibrant images or could choose from a more muted color palette. Whichever color scheme they choose from, students were able to create a mood or tone of the paintings by the selection of color. (Click on any image to enlarge it.)

Pen-and-Ink Assignments - Students created realistic images in pen through different ink techniques, including: hatching and cross hatching, stippling, scribbling, and ball point pen blending. (Click on any image to enlarge it.)

Information/content on this page was updated January 12, 2015.