Bellaire High School

VISUAL ARTS

PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Art 2 HADV & Pre-IB students or higher who do not already have instructor approval from Bellaire teachers to take at the 5.o level should email pictures of 6-8 of your best work to:
 
mdonahoe@houstonisd.org  

We would like to see at least 3 works that were done observation (drawing what you directly see- not from a photo).

 

Other things we like to see in your portfolio (these may be part of your 3 works from observation or not):

 

  • Work showing your understanding of creating the illusion of space.

  • Work showing your current understanding of linear perspective.

  • Work that shows understanding of shading from life or from imagination.

  • Creative work in a variety of media.

  • A realistic portrait of a person.

  • Your best work.

 

No student wishing to take an IB or AP level classes should do so without sending their work for review and doing summer assignments.  Any students new to Bellaire should send work as soon as they are able.

Students entering from middle school who wish to enter advanced classes should also submit 6 pieces of work they have done previously for consideration of their future placement in advanced class Art 1.  At least 3 of these pieces are to be drawn from looking directly at the subject (or from life or observation).  

Some general guidelines about class level for students coming from middle school.

 

  

SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS

VISUAL ARTS SPRING SHOWCASE:

See what our students got up to this year at Bellaire by visiting the slideshow of work shown at the spring showcase. 

Spring Showcase Slideshow
 

Pardon us as we revise our site this summer.  There are many upcoming changes and the website must also change to meet that.
 

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Background image by Renee Chiao when she was a senior here at Bellaire High School.

Gallery of Student Work

Brian Truong
Brian Truong

Colored Pencil

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Mariana Maini
Mariana Maini

Red, Yellow & Blue Marker

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Julia Zheng
Julia Zheng

Pastel on Colored Paper

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Andrew Abdalla
Andrew Abdalla

Photograph

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Tiffany Li
Tiffany Li

Ballpoint Pen

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Jessica Ajucum
Jessica Ajucum

Oil Painting

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Paula Diaz Linares
Paula Diaz Linares

Photograph

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Jennifer Xu
Jennifer Xu

Acrylic

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Hannah Woulfe
Hannah Woulfe

Mixed Media

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Cassie Yuan
Cassie Yuan

Watercolor

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Gabriella Montes de Oca
Gabriella Montes de Oca

Acrylic

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Anna Tselik
Anna Tselik

Agate, silver & copper

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Annie Tao
Annie Tao

Ballpoint Pen

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Jakin Cordova
Jakin Cordova

Black & White Chalk on Gray Paper

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Jennifer Li
Jennifer Li

Acrylic

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Sharon Manikam
Sharon Manikam

Ink Wash

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Megan Finkel
Megan Finkel

Acrylic

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Isabella Frazier
Isabella Frazier

Mixed Media

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Tiffany Say
Tiffany Say
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Sara Tin-U
Sara Tin-U

Marker

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Judith Navarro
Judith Navarro

Graphite Pencil

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Alice Liu
Alice Liu

Timed Figure Drawing in Charcoal

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Jennifer Xu
Jennifer Xu

Colored Pencil & Graphite Pencil

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David Williams
David Williams

Hard Edge Portrait in Acrylic

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Annie Tao
Annie Tao

Mixed Media

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"The studio is where creative people make something out of nothing.  The room is where life comes to life.  First there was an empty mind, then an idea, then an artifact, then a real thing.  That is what mesmerizes us about creative people.  To outsiders, they seem like magicians; to insiders they seem like worker bees."

~Phil Cousineau