For our first unit together at South Brunswick High School, we decided to start with Artists Solve Problems. The basic concept behind this unit is that artists are faced with limitations. Some of these limitations can not be controlled, as is the case for Phil Hansen. In fact, we started the day by seeing how Phil dealt with his limitation by watching his TED Talk, Embrace the Shake.
At the end of the video, Phil mentions that his next goal is to create art that others can replicate. With that concept in mind, we took a look at the Tantamounter Project. A group of artists in NYC would collect an object from the public. in about 45 minutes, they would return the object with a work of art that was tantamount to the original. View the project here.
Today's Challenge: Select an object and in groups or alone, create a work of art that is tantamount to the original. You will have less than an hour to complete the piece.
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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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The Open Art Room provides a student-centered approach to art instruction that is inspirational, practical, and classroom-tested.
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