Artists find inspiration in many places - personal experience, areas of interest, popular culture, media, their imagination... For this artwork, eighth graders are seeking inspiration from other artists.
This unit is based on the Studio Habit of Mind - Understand Art World. The goal for students is:
I can learn about art history and learn to interact as an artist with other artists.
After going over our goal, students were able to look at the work of famous artists to use as a resource to give them ideas for their art. We also talked about appropriation, parody, fair use and copyright laws.
At this point, students have completed their research, brainstormed different mediums, subjects, styles and techniques and are in the process of creating of creating their artworks based on famous artists.