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PMSA Art Students Commit “Random Acts of Culture” in Hallways

September 29, 2016 10:03 AM
Throughout September 2016, students at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy have been committing "Random Acts of Culture" whether through song or art.
As you walk through the halls of PMSA, you will see some exciting artwork created by our students. These charcoal portraits were created in by PMSA’s Visual Art 2 classes, using the "blind contour drawing" technique. In it, the artist looks only at her subject (a fellow student) and carefully draws the edges of every shape that he sees. They are called "blind" because they are done without looking down at the paper – which is why you see distortion in the features.
Students also created a variety of values by using charcoal and erasers to darken and lighten certain areas. Students drew their partners while their partners were simultaneously drawing them.
A video of the completed work can be viewed here:
Article submitted by Ms. Kathleen Maltese, art teacher at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy. Video and photo by Mr. Daniel Johnson, Director of Truancy Prevention and Alternative Programs for District 209. 


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