Cailyn Paccico 3rd Time Published

This cute original artwork called 'Gecko Value' was accepted for the Spring Celebrating Art National Contest in the grade division 7th - 9th.  This was her first time since she moved up to the higher division. So proud of Cailyn's success with this imaginative piece.

 Cailyn Paccico.13 yrs old. 7th grade.Gecko Value.colored pencil

Cailyn Paccico.13 yrs old. 7th grade.Gecko Value.colored pencil

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Annie Chan - 7th Time Published

This pencil drawing called 'Still Life with the Candle' was accepted into the Spring 2018 Celebrating Art National Contest in division 7 - 9th grade.  The picture was drawn from life and not a photo that added to its difficulty.  This drawing took a long time to finish yet worth the wait and well-deserved honor.

 Annie Chan.13 yrs old.7th grade.pencil.Still Life with the Candle

Annie Chan.13 yrs old.7th grade.pencil.Still Life with the Candle

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Emily Bourbeau 1st Time Published

I am always excited to see a first time entry get selected for publication.  Emily shows off her talent in this adorable colored pencil portrait called 'Puppy Patch'.  She will be published in the prestigious book of the Spring 2018 Celebrating Art contest.  This is a national on-line competition and only the top 25% of all the entries are accepted for publication.  

 Emily Bourbeau.colored pencil

Emily Bourbeau.colored pencil

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Emily Whalen published for Digital Art

This digital art called 'Merman' was selected for the Spring 2018 Celebrating Art contest.  Emily is one of my students but entered work she did outside of Developing Artists classes.  I encourage all my students to enter the one piece they are most proud of, even if it wasn't done in my class.

 Emily Whalen.17 yrs.11th grade.Merman.digital art

Emily Whalen.17 yrs.11th grade.Merman.digital art

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Faith Verney Published for the 5th Time

Faith is a senior and had this watercolor 'The Pinnacle of Autumn' accepted for publication into the Spring 2018 Celebrating Art Contest. She is one of my two students that were accepted in the 10th - 12th grade division.  I never take honors for granted and always excited when students get selected.

 Faith Verney. 17 yrs. 12th grade.watercolor. The Pinnacle of Fall

Faith Verney. 17 yrs. 12th grade.watercolor. The Pinnacle of Fall

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10 Students Accepted for Publication

I am so excited to announce that I had ten students accepted into the Spring 2018 Celebrating Art book being published this Summer.  Celebrating Art is an online national art competition three times a year that is open to any student in grades K - 12.  Only the top 25% of all the entries are accepted for publication.  I am so proud of all my students that were selected.  I will be posting the students separately to showcase their accomplishments in the coming days.

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Seascape by Christine Tang

All my students are asked do one project in pen. This successful coastline drawing to learn about simulated texture was Christine's first time using this medium.  Pen is a great tool to teach value without colors getting in the way.  This media usually takes a long time to complete, but Christine took to it very easily, and enjoyed it along the way. 

 Christine Tang.11 yrs.pen

Christine Tang.11 yrs.pen

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Collage by Helen Hu

Helen is the newest student here at Developing Artists; a current student referred her here.  This is Helen's first completed drawing.  She was introduced to the first element of art called Line and the vocabulary word 'Collage' which means inconsistent placement of the elements.  With that in mind Helen was tasked to invent an abstract with marker and pen that included all five kinds of lines.

 Helen Hu.8 yrs.markers 

Helen Hu.8 yrs.markers 

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Falling Apples by Benjamin Zou

This abstract composition was created to learn about shapes as well as positive and negative space. Positive space is that which the artist wants you to see and negative space is air or areas that are less important to the framework of the piece.  The idea behind this picture was to confuse the viewers eyes by creating objects that were half black and half white so they intertwined with the background.

 Benjamin Zou.9 yrs.markers

Benjamin Zou.9 yrs.markers

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