Angie Duvall, ray of sunshine and Art History teacher at NBHS, came to me wanting to do this painting project with her classes. After attempting many different recipes for the paint and several trips to Lowes and other stores, we found the perfect tools for the job and tackled getting ALL of our classes together, at one point we had almost 60 students in the Art room "painting"! The students were all very pleased with their results from the process which emphasized non-traditional paint application. We looked at the work of Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock as a reference for this style.
Field Trip to the Speed Art Museum with Art 3 & 4 - Special thanks to Anne Tilford and First Sergeant Siler for driving the vans for us and joining our tour! Students had a blast looking at the incredible collection our local Speed has to offer. I must admit though, I wonder if having Starbucks on campus was their favorite part. I'm so proud of these students, some of them are responsible for helping fund the trip by providing items for a holiday sale back in December.
I am so excited to have this visitor in Art this week! Students have the privilege of experiencing debate with a National award-winning debate competitor who was the first competitor sent to Nationals for my alma mater, Murray State University. He is also my "little" brother! Cody Wall has introduced key characteristics of debate and its structure then judged our students who had speaking parts. Everyone did an excellent job providing evidence and presenting their arguments for the following art-related topics:
This house believes Art should be a career pathway, This house believes in Donald Trump's proposed budget cut for the NEA, Abstract Expressionism is a valid form of art.
Also this week, Art History class performed their melodramas! This slide show is the second one below.
I invite you to browse this blog often to get a taste of my favorite part of my job - the process! Here I focus on students engaging with their work. If you are looking for final products, please visit our online gallery on Artsonia.