In general, I like to organize blog posts by units of study the artists at South B are entertaining. However, by this time of year there are so many different things happening that it’s easier to just write about all the stuff that's happening. So here is a post dedicated to stuff and things... but mostly stuff.
Above: A pet portrait of her dog.
Working on their first ever stop motion animation
We introduced figure drawing and proportion.
She is doing a reverse drawing in color pencil. A photo is taken and a reverse filter is applied to display realistic colors.
One of the hand turkeys from our Hand turkey Tuesday contest. This one took longer than Tuesday to complete.
Working in series, this student decided to explore apples in pastel.
"I don't know what to do."
"Go make a giant hamburger."
Portrait in coffee. Smells good too.
"I want to do a screen print"
"We don't have any screen printing stuff"
(Whines) "But I want to doo a screeeeen printttt."
Students actually whines screen printing into existence
Portait work in marker
For this unit we took a look at how artists often create work in a series. Examples included Monet and the haystack, Kehinde Wiley and his portraits, and Tara Donovan and the plastic cup. Artists create these series by either using a common medium, a common theme, style or even a common pallete.
The artists at South b were asked to create (at least) three works of art to create a series. Here are a few of the works in progress.
This post is a showcase of the many art happenings in block two. So many different approaches in concept, technique and media are being explored, from watercolor to etching, perspective to collage. Take a look!
For this unit, we took a look at a few contemporary concepts that are explored by today's artists. These postmodern ideas such as juxtaposition, using text as an element, and incorporating unique materials allow the artist to explore avenues beyond the traditional.
Here are a few of the works produced by the artists at South B in response to this unit.
Above: Juxtaposition: Fiberglass Cotton Candyndy
Juxtaposition: The Baby Mobile
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The Visual Arts Dept. at SBHS is like no other program in the state. Learn more, watch the Intro to South B video.
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Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) is a student-directed art education pedagogy that directs students to think and work as artists.
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