The Art One class has been set loose to explore art as they see fit. We still complete a warm up each day to learn a new technique or find out about a new artists. We still learn about a new Artistic Behavior each week as well. next week we will look into how Artists Find Inspiration Objects. However, it is up to the student to decide how to take what they are studying and use it in their art. After all, they are the artists. So here is a look at some of the ways they are choosing to do so this week...
Above, she found the plaster gauze and has made several masks.
Last week, we took a look at how Artists Solve Problems. Part of solving problems is dealing with limitations. For example, what if you had to create art using only clothespins? Behold the barn.
Not sure what this is or what his inspiration was but its fantastic. He did tell me that art is the only reason he likes to come to school. I'm glad he does.
She works hard developing her drawing and painting abilities by recreating her favorite characters. I know she has a few original characters but she hasn't shared then with me just yet. Should i not let her copy? Artists Steal! :)
Not every student likes to draw but some students really like to draw. This week's warm ups have focused on drawing facial features. Later in the week will will talk about facial proportions but this guy didn't want to wait. Here he is continuing to develop what he learned during the warm ups.
She wanted to incorporate a map into her painting so I was like, "Do you know how to photo transfer?" And she was like, "No." And I said, "Well, I could show you." And she said, "Sounds good." So I did and she liked that idea. So what you see is a work in progress but the bottom layer is a photo transfer of a map.
Oh no, don't paint in the book!! Oh, wait. it's cool. that's an old book, set aside for journaling. Students can claim a book and keep it in their cubby but we also have several community books that we leave in the center of the table. Anyone can journal in those books.
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