Artists Ask & Respond
We kicked off week one with a few Artistic Behavior Units. The first unit is titled Artists Ask & Respond. For this unit we ask students to start with a word. From that word, we ask the students to develop five questions. from that lists of questions, we ask the student to select one and then create a work of art that responds to the question.
Above: The student picked the word Easy. From that, the student developed the question;
What Makes You Feel Uneasy?
He then asked his peers the question and received responses such as spiders and baby dolls. The student then developed the work of art above to respond to his question, What makes you feel uneasy? Nailed it.
This second unit is titled Artists Steal. For this unit, we looked at artworks and artists that appropriated other works to create their own. Sometimes they did this legally and other times they ran into trouble. Next, we asked the students to create their own work of appropriation. They could do this by combining two or more things or simply changes something about one thing.
Ninja turtles remixed with Power Rangers, work still in progress.
Over in Beginner Art, we kicked off the week with a Media Fair. The Media Fair provides those students new to art, an opportunity to explore the different traditional materials available in the room. Definitely a benefit for those students who have never had the chance to work with these materials in the past. Students had the choice of exploring the media on their own, or selecting and following an online tutorial.
After the Media Fair is over , students will be able to select any media for their first unit project. Its a great way to get students up to speed and ensure they have full choice regarding media for their first unit.
The Art of South B: displaying the art from students at South Brunswick High School, NC
Art of South B
Artwork by students at
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Art Teacher : Ian Sands