Painting on canvas is a traditional art making process and it happens a lot in art classrooms across the world. But working off the canvas is also very popular but is often overlooked. This blog post is dedicated to some of the happenings at South B that are off the canvas.
For starters, the painting above is happening on the whiteboard. It's ok, I'm sure it will wash off... maybe, probably. I'm sure. The project involves combining traditional painting with digital photography. Actually, this artwork is a test to see if the idea would work as part of an AP Studio Art concentration.
It was an interesting concept and I thought it had potential but in the end the student wasn't in love with the process. He decided to move on to all digital and what he has is coming along well.
Morgan found the roll of roof felting and decided to have a go with the pastels. He started off in color, playing with movement and abstract shapes.
This is one of his more recent ones, black and white. I think there is a maturity to it. It's exciting to watch his progress.
Not just off the canvas but become the canvas. Keely decided to give make up a try as a medium and needed a canvas. Luckily Reagan was willing to offer up her face.
The idea was to make it look like her face was melting. In the photo, the make up is still wet so it looks like the make up is melting. But once it dried it looked pretty good.
Them "What are you gonna do with those bottle caps?"
Me "I don't know. You want them for something?"
The bulletin board hadn't been redone since last semester. It was time for an update so I suggested they consider that as their canvas. They quickly enlisted the help of several other students who worked under their creative authority ;)
When they were done, they hung a sharpie from a string and wrote a note...
"Pick a cap, write your name."
Everyone in the school has been stopping by to write their names in the caps. From students to staff to the admin and even someone named "Drip."
Art of South B
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