Read the RCHS Art Room Blog below, to see what is happening in the art room! 

Welcome Beautiful People!

On this page you will find information about what we did in the class for the week. You can also look at the project information located on the bottom right. If you want to know about the art classroom and what is expected check out the About the Art Class site link.  You should also check out the student's artwork on Artsonia, the online art museum. 

Students our class access code is: ZWSY-FKRS

February 15, 2016

Today I started the first painting of Teddy with the help of Charles Miano.  He advised me to limit my palette to the primary colors red, yellow, and blue along with my tints and shades. This limitation helped me to see the colors of my subject and read them to be either more on the warm or cool side.


The knowledge I gained will help me to explain better the ability to see color and the practice of mixing primary colors to obtain many colors to my students. 


So far I have been to three of the three-hour portrait sessions. A first painting can be accomplished in two three-hour session. 


February 8, 2016

Today I arrived to the studio at 12:20 pm and was greeted outside by one of the students who was going home early due to family being in town.

            When I reached the second floor where the studio is located, I saw the students were on their lunch break and a new student was amongst them.  I said hello before entering the studio where Mrs. Vosler was located.  Like always Mrs. Vosler greeted me with an enthusiastic and warm welcome.  She told me that a new student started the program today and that her and the other students were drawing from Bargue plates, which is found in the Charles Bargue Drawing Course textbook.  I noticed one of the students who I haven’t seen since starting the observation in January, was working on a drawing of a cast.  I greeted her and asked her where has she been and she told me she took time off to focus on her academics (she’s in the 11th grade).  I went out to the hallway where the other four students were having their lunch break to officially mee...

February 5, 2016

My friend and I were very excited to attend the Santaella Studios for the Arts’ art opening.  Santaella Studios doesn’t just house the Vosler Young Artists’ Studio but other artists like, Indi Film Makers, jewelry designers, and printmakers.  There are over forty studios and two galleries featured in the old Santaella Cigar Factory in West Tampa.

            Mrs. Vosler invited me to come to the opening to see the students’ as wells as the other presenting artists’ works.  She informed me that she was going to hire a merman for the students to draw as the art opening took place. I was very eager to see how the students would take part of this.

            So as my friend and I arrived at the old cigar building at 7 pm on Friday we saw a lot of people nicely dressed for the occasion, entering the building. When we approached the second floor where the Vosler Young Artists’ Studio was located we saw about twenty or more people in...

February 4, 2016

Today I started work on a new portrait study, Teddy, at the Southern Atelier. So far I have spent about 2 hours on the blocking-in step. One of my goals is to get faster with this step. The other goal is to see the subject in shapes. My homework is a 30-day challenge where I create a 5 minute block-in each day in my sketch book. 


As much as I would like to take a picture of Teddy to work on the painting at home I'm trying to get into the habit of working from life. The next time I'll be working on this portrait is next Thursday. 


In this portrait I am drawing with the paint brusth rather than drawing on drawing paper first then transferring it onto canvas. I'm starting to prefer this method better because it helps me to work faster and learn a different skill. 



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