The Open Art Room provides opportunities to discover things about both art and yourself. One of the best ways to engage in these discoveries is to try something new for the first time. Perhaps there is a technique that hasn't been explored yet. Or maybe there is a medium that is totally new. Maybe you'll be good at it! You never know till you try. Here's a look at a few Firsts happening this week. Several of these works are still in progress.
Above: This is her first attempt at using Oil Paints.
She never tried Digital Art before so we lent her an iPad.
After she drew this image, she asked if she could try Screen Printing it onto a t-shirt.
Carving into a block of Plaster is a first not only for him but also the first time we've introduced this medium in class.
A first attempt at Paper Quilling.
Uhm...... It's the first time we've had a ceiling tile with a hand hanging out of it holding a lunchbox
First time using Multi Stencils with spray paint.
Last year we sat together and worked through a few water color tutorials. This week she brought this into my class and said, "Look Mr Sands, I did a water color on my own". She's not even in my class :)
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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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Art Teacher : Ian Sands