We just closed out week three here at the Art of South B and there is lots of stuff going on. Most AP art students have finished their first sustained investigation project, setting the stage for the rest of the year. Beginner Art finished up their first unit, The Object , and will start their next unit on Monday. Intermediate Art worked on Blind Portraits and everyone else... well, they are making art! Here's a look at the Happenings the week of September 20th.
The Blind Portrait
What if you were asked to create a portrait of someone? How would you start? What medium would you use? What if you didn't know what the person looked like? What if you didn't know the person at all?
This week, the Intermediate class was given the opportunity to participate in the Blind Portrait project. Each student completed a short questionnaire about themselves. Question suggestions included, If you didn't have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? What TV channel doesn't exist but really should? What are some small things that make your day better?
After the questionnaires were completed, they were given to another student anonymously. Then, the students had the week to come up with designs and create a final work. Today, the artists were told who they had. They then gave the portrait they created to their person.
There are two swords currently in the works. If you saw the shield on the previous post that Max created, then you can understand his sword. it's all part of an outfit he has been working on. It's created out of foam sheets Max purchased at Lowe's Hardware. He uses a dremel to cut and carve it out, then connects the pieces with rubber cement. Next step, paint and stain the sword.
The second sword, below, is created using cardboard that is wrapped in plaster gauze. Styrofoam was also used to create some of the detail. this sword, like the one above, is also in a work in progress. We'll post more photos when they are each done.
Over in Beginner Art, the class just finished up their first Nine unit titled, the Object. For their final work, they were asked to create a work of art where the subject was an object. They were them encouraged to place emphasis on either a type of balance or repetition.. or both.
The work above started with the flower as the object. Then them used emphasize repetition to repeat the pattern. Below, are other works showing asymmetrical and symmetrical balance. The last one on the right is a series (repetition) demonstrating the life of an avocado.
And a Few Other Things...
What started as a paper airplane soon advanced into a project to design many different types of paper airplanes. of course, they needed to determine which flew the best. This project has since advanced as the students are creating an aircraft carrier out of cardboard to carry their fleet of planes.
Laverne and Shirley here are creating a photo booth for the upcoming homecoming dance. This year's theme for the homecoming dance is TV shows. So Spongebob was a must. There will also be a Friends booth and possibly a Walking Dead booth as well.
I guess Keely just wanted to make sure everyone washed their hands...
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