Imagine its the first day of Art class and as you walk into the room, you fall down and break your arm! How would you make art? That's a problem. Now, imagine if you went to the store and bought the biggest bag of Skittles in the world... only to find out you have a cavity and can't eat them. What do you do with all that candy? That's a problem!
In today's unit, we will take a look at how you can create art through limitations. I know, that sounds crazy! If you have a limitation, how can you create art?
Well, watch this short video and you'll see how artists not only solve the problems of limitations, but even come up with their own limitations, on purpose, to make art!
The building might be closed but the art making continues. The act of making art, creating, is something that is built into the artist. There are some people that need to create and just because a building is closed, doesn't mean they will stop. They cant stop. They won't stop. Here is a look at some of the art that is still being created outside of the building doors.
Above, Max has finished the shaping of this helmet. It is ready for the next step, painting.
Kaycee borrowed some clay and has been working from home creating this very cool ceramic fairy house.
Savannah created this fantastic painting on the left while Trey created the great work of art on the right.
Chase has limited access to the computer art apps we usually use in school but he continues to make art. Check out his 3D work.
Some of Autumn's latest digital works.
Raven has been working in both 2D and 3D!
Chaz has eclectic taste in entertainment
Ellea finishing up her series of cake painting in oil paint.
The art of South Brunswick High School, NC
It seems for every holiday, there is a candy that goes along with it. Candy corn for Halloween, candy canes for Christmas, candy hearts for Valentine's Day.
This time of year, the stores are loaded with jelly beans, marshmallow peeps and other candy you're not going to eat because, lets be honest, they taste terrible! But that doesn't mean they can't be useful!
In this week's unit, we will look at how candy can be used to make cool art! So, if you have some leftover candy, join us in making some art. And if you don't have any, this short video might still inspire you to create. Wait till you see the amazing art I make with only a couple of left over marshmallows!
After you create your cool artwork, don't forget to post it to Sutori or Seesaw or you can email it to us firstname.lastname@example.org or Sbelter@bcswan.net.
Runners Up: Rachel M & Aidan M
Egg Design Contest!
To kick off the week before Spring Break, we decided to start with an eggciting .... Art Eggstravganza!
You are invited to take part in this year's Egg Design Contest! The rules are simple. Design an egg by Thursday 4/9, email your entries, sit back and wait to win!
Click here to view the Art Eggstravaganza Presentation for more examples of egg designs!
This year, we are offering four categories!
Congratulations Autumn and Audrey!
The Leland Cultural Arts Show has announced the winners of their county wide art exhibit. Audrey A. won Third Place for her work (seen below). Autumn A. placed Best in Show for her piece (seen above). Congratulations to both!
Below is the video released by the Leland Cultural Art Center of the Youth Art Month Virtual Tour of all the work submitted.
The Wednesday Artists of the Week is Yung Jake! He's a net artist who works with technology including video, music, apps and software. Today we will focus on just one aspect of his work, portraits made entirely out of emojis.
Today, we present three online apps for arting. You can use these free apps for digital painting, drawing, photo-manipulating and all sorts of digital art making. They're not too difficult to use and the best part, if you mess up, you can undo by hitting Ctrl Z!
You can watch the video above to view all the apps at once or you can click on the videos below to watch each demo separately.
The Wednesday artist of the week is Hirotoshi Itoh. Hirotoshi Itoh is a Japanese sculptor. He is a true magician: from basic stones, he is able to create all kinds of objects, ranging from a purse to food, from a t-shirt to a deck of cards. A total and unsettling illusion. The stones come alive in a surprising yet humorist manner. He found his signature in the zipper, as it gives depth and resonance to his treasures.
Click here to watch a short video of his work!
Art of South B
Artwork by students at
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.
The Open Art Room provides a student-centered approach to art instruction that is inspirational, practical, and classroom-tested.
Click Here to read the March SchoolArts Article, Student-Directed Answers to Five Frequently Ask Questions
Click Here to Read the April SchoolArts Magazine Article Tracking Student Progress with the Burn Book!
Click Here to Read the February SchoolArts Article, Build A Dynamic Art Program with Modular Teaching!
Art Teacher : Ian Sands