For the rest of the school year, students in all Art classes are working on animations. Students developed concepts for animations within two big ideas: life and death, and visual culture. We discussed multiple facets of both the topics then groups were off to brainstorm together. Many groups are building elaborate props, others are creating their own drawings to animate with paper or dry-erase markers. We are fighting through the testing chaos and making some really exciting work!
You may watch this year's animations here.
While watching Netflix original series, Abstract: The Art of Design, students sketched ideas for innovative designs. Each class produced a wide variety of designs for illustration, shoes, architecture, and more.
We have cardboard chaos in 6th period and I am loving it! Everyone is having fun experimenting with structural problem-solving and some really nice sculptures are coming together. We looked at the Cubist works of Pablo Picasso to draw inspiration for geometrical forms that have an emotion as subject matter. After completing their structures, students are using paint to help convey the emotion through color.
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.