Down to the last two weeks of school, Art Three students are knocking out their last pieces of art for the year. From the subject to the media, all of the decisions for these works were made by the students.
Above: acrylic on canvas.
Sculptamold on canvas and watercolor. Exploring texture and color
Charcoal and chalk pastel, exploring perspective and color
Printing. One quarter image repeated and aligned to complete the pattern
Story and illustration for original comic page. Pen and ink on illustration board
Exploring the concept of woman and classical sculptures contrasted with non-flattering poses
One of a set of original greeting cards. Pen and ink and watercolor
The weather was beautiful last week so instead of drawing in a stuffy trailer, we decided to take our art to the street. We formed two groups and selected two images the students had been using for a Computer Art project. Out came the chalks and away they went.
Of course this only lasted a day as it rained that night. Hope you had a chance to see it live. If not, here are a few pictures of us in action...
Several weeks ago, environmental artist Bryant Holsenbeck worked with our Art History class to recreate a work of
art using recycled materials. The class chose Magritte's Son of Man as
our image.They only had one day to complete this project. afterwards,
the bottle caps were placed back in storage. Check out that image here!
Today, we attempt a much larger, more complex image. It's a mix of the Wave and the Sugar Hill Gang logo. This image was 10' x 16' large, and spread out over 8 tables. I use the past tense "was" when describing the mural because we only had one class period to complete it and when we were done, it was entirely dismantled.
Of course working on a project like this
can raise many questions. We pondered one question all class long. The
question was, "What is Wonder Mike waiting for?" See answer below.
I said a hip hop,
Hippie to the hippie,
The hip, hip a hop, and you don't stop, a rock it
To the bang bang boogie, say, up jump the boogie,
To the rhythm of the boogie, the beat.
In the Video: You have one class to assemble and then dismantle a 10' x 16' mural mashup between the Sugar Hill Gang Logo an The Great Wave off Kanagawa.... using only bottle caps. Go!
the answer to the question, "What is Wonder Mike waiting for?" can be found in the songs fifth verse when Wonder Mike raps the followign lines..
"I said, I can't wait 'til the end of the week
When I'm rappin' to the rhythm of a groovy beat."
Golfers from around the country... or at least, from around Apex High, lined up in the courtyard to take their shot at being the Putt Putt Champion! With almost nine holes to play, golfers enjoyed a challenging selection of Art History par 3 holes to choose from.
Today, Fox 50 dropped by Apex High to present a trophy and ginormous check in the amount of $1000.00 to the cast and crew of the Apex Lipdubbers. Apex received "Most Creative" for their lipdub of the song Ghostbusters.
This morning in the courtyard with Fox 50 and friends!
As we move into the last month of school for Art Three, we have shifted from students selecting units to students designing their own projects. They decide the what, how and why. I help them with materials, technique recommendations and I lend them an ear when they aren't sure which direction to proceed. However, ultimately the decisions are theirs to make. Here are a few of their current projects.
Above: Wasp Nest: plaster, wire and branch.
A collection of prints assembled from one print incorporating repetition, movement and layers.
Perspective drawing in progress. Charcoal on paper