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Friday, February 12, 2016

Artists are Self Directed: Art Two

Above: jewelry making

In the traditional art class, the teacher picks the project idea, find and demos any tutorials, and decides on the medium the students will use. That might sound like the role of the teacher... but, it's not. That's the role of an artist.

for this first unit, Artists are Self Directed, I wanted the students (AKA, the artists) to decide what inspires them, to seek out 'how to' information when they weren't sure how to complete something, and to pick the media. After all,  I'm not the artist. They are the artists! Here's a look at what the Art Two artists came up with...

Pastel on wood

Acrylic on canvas

Candle making

Abstract designs drawn with fire and smoke

Mixed media

Mixed media (in progress)

Spray paint

Spray paint

Acrylic on canvas


  1. This post, like milk, it does a body good! Thank you Ian-keep creating artists!

  2. Student work here is definitely not second-hand art!


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