EVERYONE is creative, and in the Art Department we believe that the creative spark lies, in some form, inside of all of us, and our mission is to find that creativity and put it to good use.
Remember when Art was about drawing pictures? Well, we're still pretty into that, but we've also branched out to include a wide variety of media and technology. In other words, in the Art room there is
SOMETHING for EVERYONE. While in the Art Room, our primary goal is to make the most of our ideas and communicate those ideas to the world.
MEET MR. HALLSTROM
Contact Mr. Hallstrom:
Illini Bluffs High School
212 Saylor St.
Glasford, IL 61533
Drawing & Printmaking explores different media (pencil, charcoal, colored pencil, pastels, and pen and ink) and art forms (landscape, portrait, self-portrait, still life, and figure study,) and introduces basic printmaking techniques (intaglio, linoleum block, and colligraph.)
Advanced Drawing & Printmaking encourages students to expand upon the base knowledge and develop his/her own individual artistic style while using great artists as inspiration, all while furthering their knowledge of materials and techniques through experimentation.
Painting is an introduction to acrylic painting techniques. The Elements (Line, Color, Texture, Space, Shape, and Value) and Principles (Contrast, Unity, Rhythm, Pattern, Movement, Balance, and Emphasis) of Design will each be explored through the act of creating.
Advanced Painting encourages students to take what they learned in painting and build on it, developing his/her own individual artistic style. Art History plays a prominent role as students further their knowledge of materials and techniques through use of traditional and nontraditional painting methods.
Clay I: Hand-building teaches students various hand-building techniques. Glaze chemistry and experimentation with finishes will also be addressed as students explore the creative possibilities of clay through a variety of projects. Creativity and craftsmanship will be emphasized.
Clay II: Sculpture and Wheel Throwing lets the potter’s wheel becomes the main focus. Basic throwing techniques will be taught, as well as basic glaze chemistry. Sculpture also plays a prominent role, allowing students to fully explore the 3-D possibilities of clay. Special attention will also be paid to craftsmanship and technique.
Advanced Clay: Wheel Throwing gives students the opportunity to continue developing their skills as a potter. A variety of techniques will be utilized to better understand this ancient art form – including: throwing, trimming, creating lidded vessels, pulling handles, and making spouts.
Advanced Clay: Clay Sculpture puts the main focus on the manipulation of clay as a 3-D form by using a variety of techniques to create a variety of sculptural forms from clay. Firing and finish will continue to be explored as students develop their own sculptural point of view.
Introduction to Art: Art in Society traces art from man’s beginnings to today, exploring multiple themes - including understanding and appreciating Art, Art criticism, the functions of Art, Art Theory.
Photography explores traditional darkroom processes while learning the basics of black & white photography, including using a manual camera and developing and printing film. Digital photo editing and photo manipulation are also explored. Note: Each student must have access to a manual camera.
Advanced Photography allows only a very small number of seniors, namely those who proved themselves to be serious students in Photography, in. Developing a photo portfolio for admission into a college photo program is the main objective of this class.
Digital Filmmaking explores 4-D art. Storytelling, developing a narrative, basic animation, and editing are all emphasized as students split time between shooting and editing.
allows only a very small number of seniors into this class each year. Though the primary focus of this class will be the development of one original film, students will also oversee the production of The Senior Video and the introduction to the film festival.
Crafts invites students will work with nontraditional art materials, as well as traditional ones to create projects in jewelry making, weaving, quilting, textiles, and book/paper making.
Theatre Arts invites students to experience the preparation for and performance of theatre. Focusing primarily on theatrical design and creation of props, costumes, sets, lighting, and sound, students will contribute to IBHS Drama's productions.