Flashback: Blake’s Student Work from Murray State

Posted on Feb 12, 2013 in art, teaching | 3 Comments

I have been planning on making a post about student work from last semester for quite awhile now, but I have just gotten around to editing images from the end of the term. I now have a full catalog of work to reflect upon, as well as a couple months–and a few hundred miles–distance to guarantee objectivity.

I probably won’t have a whole lot to say about the work itself, but I will say in general, I was impressed by the quality of the work I got from students, even if I was sometimes stressed by their persistent procrastination. I was so thankful for the opportunity to teach at both Murray State and Austin Peay and I’m very happy I am able to share this selection of work with you. Many of these pieces are now welcome additions to my teaching portfolio. Thanks students!

Lithography

Kara McCoil, Washes and Transfers with hand stitching.

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Kara McCoil, Additions and Deletions

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Casey Vandergrift, Additions and Deletions

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Kara McCoil, 4 color stone/plate combination

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Emily Ashby, 4 color stone/plate combination

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More lithos to come in the portfolio exchange!

Drawing I

Kirstin Andrews, Drawing into a Negative Space Drawing

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Kirstin Andrews, Drapery

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Sarah Allen, Erasure Drapery

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Kyle Sirls, Self-portrait/ Metaphoric objects triptych

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Haley Smothers, Self-portrait/ Metaphoric objects triptych

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Bashair Alhazmi, Self-portrait/ Metaphoric objects triptych

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Bashair Alhazmi, Final

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Life Drawing, Austin Peay State University

We didn’t have models for almost three weeks into the semester. As a result we spend a good deal of time drawing facet head busts, animal skulls, and Ralph here. When we finally did get models, Krissy was by far our most reliable. Still, despite logistical mishaps, I feel like students got some really nice results.

Christian Bellido, First Night drawing

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Jadie Binkley, Animal Skull

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Christian Bellido, Erasure goat skull

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Jadie Binkley, Foreshortening drawing

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Christian Bellido, Lying figure

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Jadie Binkley, Multiple Figures

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Christian Bellido, Multiple Figures drawing

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Kara Dixon, Multiple Figures

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Final Project– Hypothetical Self-Portrait

Students created a triptych of drawings that explored aspects of their personalities through an alter-ego.

Angela Tripp

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Christian Bellido

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Advanced Printmaking and final Portfolio Exchange

Harmony Sutherland, screenprint

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Kyle Fitts, Lithograph and screenprint with hand cutting

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Chris Clark, screenprint

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Madeline Bartley, Screenprint

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Portfolio Exchange: Creatures and Structures

Not a weak print in the group. I was really pleased with everyone’s work on this exchange. What a way to end a successful semester!!

Harmony Sutherland

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Chris Clark

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Kara McCoil

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Emily Ashby

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Casey Vandergrift

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3 Comments

  1. Kevin
    February 12, 2013

    Are you sure you got the orientation right on the Chris Clark print in the final section? The Hebrew lettering is upside down!

    Reply
    • Hannah & Blake Sanders
      February 12, 2013

      The artist was aware of that and sheepishly admitted it during critique. These flip flops happen sometimes in the making of prints, which reverse everything. Good eye!

      Reply
  2. Doll Campbell
    February 19, 2013

    Is this the person who noticed that the Mona Lisa on Jasper John’s works were flopped?

    Reply

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