The students in art 8 focused on the artistic behavior “collaboration” by working with classmates to create abstract sculptures. The challenge for this project was to create an original artwork that was abstract (which we defined as an artwork that focuses on shape, form, color, and texture and cannot be named) sculpture that was at least as big as our fish tank, and had drawing or painting on it somewhere. These sculptures are so unique. Each group did a great job working together to explore new materials and techniques.
The students in Art 8 created “mashups” by combining elements from two popular tv shows, comics, movies, or other well known visual culture icons. Students chose the subject and the media and focused on being original while taking inspiration from already established characters.
The students in Art 8 were challenged to create a work of art with a food theme. Artwork either used food as the subject or the media. The students were given a choice of media and technique which made each project very unique. We looked to artists such as Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, and Wayne Thiebaud for inspiration.
ART IN PROGRESS!!!
Who would you be if you could be someone else? Students in Art 8 thought about hidden or secret aspects of their personality for this assignment. They chose the medium and created some awesome alter egos to represent their secret selves.
For the first project, students in Art 8 were challenged to create self-portraits using contour lines. They also used a combination of image and text to express aspects of their personality. It’s interesting to see the various approaches, techniques, and outcomes.