Often, when we think of an artist, we think of their style. We think of how their work often appears to fit together because they use a similar color palette, brush stroke or line quality. This ability to develop a style might begin when the artist latches onto to something in their work and then explores that idea deeper.
This desire to explore the idea is something that seems to come quit naturally to the artist. As art teachers, we can help cultivate this concept by providing our artists the time and materials needed in which to dig deeper.
Here is a look at some of the South B artists who are exploring the idea. Above, Maxwell, who often works on an iPad is developing a distinct style through his use of line quality and color choices.
Joshlyne started by creating zentangle designs on paper. Later she extended her designs by creating several lino cut prints.
Trey has been working in graphite developing his style by incorporating a high level of contrast.
While not a series, this collaborative piece, spearheaded by Jeana, began with the artists experimenting with paper straws. It later grew into a gruesome yet whimsical interpretation of the story of the Three Little Pigs.
This series, designed by Naomi, began with the artists creating a two point linear perspective drawing. The drawing was imported into Photoshop where the artist further explored various color mode variations.
Zoe is continuously developing her style. She renders her figures in pencil and has been exploring various media in which to complete each piece. she is also exploring different ways to treat the backgrounds.
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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.
Making Artists picks up where The Open Art Room left off, covering issues and situations choice teachers encounter as they design their program.
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Art Teacher : Ian Sands