DM Hills portrait exhibit opens

Student artists at Del Mar Hills Academy of Arts and Sciences celebrated the opening of their portrait exhibition on Feb. 4 in the Performing Arts Center.

Parents and community members were invited to meet and mingle with the promising artists and view their works. Special guests included former Del Mar Mayor Crystal Crawford and Superintendent Sharon McClain.

Nicole Nelson, school art specialist, conceived this schoolwide project with a few parent volunteers. Each student was able to create a unique self-portrait in the style of a famous artist, usually coinciding with curriculum studies in their grade. A variety of media was utilized ranging from colored pencils, pastels, watercolors and tempera paint to computer-generated graphics. Susie Hopper, technology specialist, worked with first- and fifth-graders to create their portraits on iMacs using Photo Booth and comic software.

Kindergarten artists made colorful Fauvist portraits after studying Henri Matisse. Fun props were used to personalize first-grade Warhol self-portraits.

Second-graders learned about American Regionalism and used Grant Wood’s American Gothic as a sample.

Frida Kahlo was investigated by third-graders, who created paintings with vivid colors on canvas in a folk art style.

Fourth-graders created Raphael-like self-portraits.

Fifth-graders personalized their Lichtenstein portraits with funny phrases and facial expressions after learning about Pop Art technique and style.

Sixth-grade students abstracted their front and side view self-portraits by cutting their drawings apart and reassembling them into their own Cubist abstract faces.

Related posts:

  1. Photo exhibit honors local black history
  2. Del Mar Hills students test their engineering prowess
  3. Art professor’s work in exhibit
  4. Exhibit’s images push boundaries of expression
  5. National Art Exhibit explores endurance of women

Short URL:

Posted by on Feb 25, 2010. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply



Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6





  • Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society acquires Covenant founder’s ledger
    The Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society has acquired the ledger of Barton Millard, which dates back to the 1920s, and will unveil it at Coffee On The Patio Saturday, Sept. 20, at 10:30 a.m. at La Flecha House. Millard was a founding member of the Rancho Santa Fe Association, co-wrote the initial CC&Bs, and served four terms as its president. Millard’s gra […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe Community Center provides support to Rancho Santa Fe Fire District with recent donation
    The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center recently made a donation to the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Department, funds coming from the Community Center’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the Moroccan Fantasy Gala in May. The donation is pending approval from the RSF Fire District board and a specific amount will be announced in next week’s Review (Sept. 18). The contrib […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe golf tournament to benefit Rady Children’s Hospital
    Join in the fun and scramble on the beautiful fairways of Fairbanks Ranch Country Club with food, contests, a silent auction and an opportunity drawing on Oct. 6 — all to benefit The Sam S. and Rose Stein Emergency Care Center at Rady Children’s Hospital. The event is being presented by the RSF Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary. The fourth annual “T […]