Collierville High School

CHS has 11 National Merit Semifinalists and 12 Commended Scholars


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Welcome to my world. I have been teaching at CHS for 33 years and love my job.
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We will be covering the Art Elements and Principles in this class as well as learning how to produce artwork. 

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 Teacher wish list. I always need tissues, Lysol wipes and hand sanitizer.  If you could help out my appreciation will be great.  
 Open house Wednesday 8-23
new web blog for Art 1

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Monday 11-5

  • 2nd and 3rd weekly is due today- open sketchbook to drawing and put date on back of paper- then put on corner of desk upside down- so I can take photo
  • Get art box, paper towel, project
  • Gently continue layering watercolors- make sure you have gradual washes, 2 color washes, intensity washes
  • I will demonstrate white paper lift out and drybrush details today
5th period
  • Get art box, sketchbook and bottle project
  • Get paper from front- get out pencil-
  • Check composition and background
  • Color pencil demonstration and intro.
  • Make sure you have color pencils – sharpener and new page in sketchbook.
watercolor review
  • Open sketch book to watercolor page
  • Your project will have to demonstrate the following techniques
  • Washes – flat and gradual
  • Intensity change/ bold and light color usage
  • Color change/going from one color to another
  • White paper highlights – remove color to lighten the areas for highlights no white paint
  • Final dry brush details – all paper must be dry and use small brush to put in those up close details.
  • Any questions please ask!

Friday 11-3

great day. Changed seats 2nd day.  
Art 1 non 5th worked on layering the watercolors. Some are close to moving on to lifting out white and dry brush details 
art 1 5th. Worked on bottle broken composition. Some started the color pencil work. 
Graphic media. Trees due Monday. Finished extract piece.  Good progress

Example for broken shape project-  5th period- make sure your broken shapes are now looking like the reflections and parts of the bottle


new seats for all art 1 
2,3,4,6.  Watercolor paint the project 
5th shapes broken continued. 
graphic. Extract tool 


all except 5th art 1
4th and 6th weekly due. 
Finish drawing composition on watercolor paper and do calligraphy lines.  If finished let ink dry and erase pencil lines. Then start layering watercolor 
5th bottle composition in sketch book. Combining shapes. 
Graphic media. Pen tool