Visual Arts and Design Academy: Still Life, Studies of Light, Shadow and Basic Forms

Published : Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | 2:07 PM

Still life, studies of light, shadow and basic forms from the fresh crop of Visual Arts and Design Academy (VADA) sophomores are taking shape at Pasadena High School! The most effective method of making one’s drawings appear three dimensional, is understanding how light logic works. If line drawing creates the proportions, handling of tone creates the form. The theory seems simple and the changes in technique small for these VADA students, and applying the principles of how tone, light and shade work, improve the illusion of form in every drawing – regardless of the subject.

The Visual Arts and Design Academy (VADA) in Creative Arts Media and Design (CAMAD) at Pasadena High School is a studio arts focused program within PUSD. Students explore traditional and digital media cross curricular integrated projects and daily studio practice.

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