We had a different kind of "art show" at parent/teacher conferences tonight. Student artists in most classes are still in progress on first artworks so we tried something different... Images showed the creative process of artmaking with an interactive, social media twist. Viewers could get a quick view of what student artists are currently working on and could “like” artworks by placing actual hearts on the instagram-like displays. Thanks to everyone who participated!
Lots of great things going on in the art room right now! Let's take a peek...
Sculpture classes are focusing on architecture. We talked about what it is, where we see architecture, aesthetic vs. function, and different styles from ancient Greek to Neofuturist and all sorts of styles in between! Coming off of Media Fair, students were able to choose from many different materials (cardboard, plaster, popsicle sticks, wire, foam, just to name a few!) and design a sculpture based on the idea of architecture.
In Intro to 2D, students are working on The Object. They were to create a work of art based on an object or grouping of objects that demonstrates color, balance, and repetition. Students looked at artists like Wayne Thiebaud, Claes Oldenburg, and Janet Fish that show those ideas in their artworks. Here's some Pierz artworks from 2D artists...
Painting students are learning about appropriation, remix, transformation, and parody through our first unit - Artists Steal. We looked at artists like Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, and Kehinde Wiley that take their ideas from other sources. So far in painting I'm seeing inspiration from many sources, including - Kermit the Frog, Banksy, SpongeBob, Andrew Wyeth, Dumbo, and Jan Vermeer. Can't wait to see what these students create!