In Drawing 2, we learned about the artist Jim Dine and his work drawing and painting meaningful objects. We brainstormed special objects from the past and present. Here is the object that one student chose and his interpretation using Jim Dine's style of activating the negative space.
3D art students have been working on their own creative plaster mask for the past few weeks. We started by investigating masks from different cultures. Then students drew some different ideas of what they wanted to create. We used plaster strips on the face to make the mask in the shape and size of each students' face. After that, students added ears, horns or other detail that is 3D from the surface or edges of the mask. Students painted some color and design on the masks and also attached some other 3D objects. Each mask is unique and creative! Which is your favorite?
In Art Foundations, students were recently working with shapes, more specifically letters. We investigated artists who use letters in their artwork: Robert Indiana, Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer and Mel Bochner.
Students first created an object filled with words. Then they used their own name and interests to create a name design. We practiced with many different materials and used at least 5 different materials to make this artwork mixed media.
The fantasy drawing combined ordinary objects in creative and unique ways. This student chose to make the objects into 2 large robots standing and battling over the city. The final step was adding color using oil pastels. What ordinary objects do you see in the robots?
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up.