Our first unit is titled Artists Collect & Synthesize. It's all about... well, collecting stuff and synthesizing stuff. Artists collect all sorts of things from junk that they find on the beach to expensive things they buy. All of it can be used for art and many artists do just that.
We looked art artists that do exactly that like Andy Goldsworthy, Tara Donovan, and Mae Chevrette to name a few. But before we did all that, the students took part in a one day challenge.
First, before they even knew what the unit was titled, I asked them to go out around the school and find stuff. They could look inside, outside, wherever, but fill a bag with stuff. After introducing the unit, I challenged them to spend one day creating something out of the stuff they collected. Here are some of the results.
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