Sunday, November 23, 2008

8th Grade Mixed Media

The 8th grade mixed media class has been exploring new approaches to creating landscapes and portraits.  We have discussed the artwork of Anselm Kiefer and Zac Freeman as examples of artists who have used nontraditional means to create these traditional art forms.
Students developed a plan to tell how they would use at least two different media to create either a landscape or portrait.  The media choices were open to almost anything from dirt, to acrylic paint.  Students also had the opportunity to look at digital photos of their own works of art from 6th grade to the present as a possible source of inspiration and reminder of past experiences.
By the end of last week, all students were diligently executing their plans.  It will be exciting to see what comes out of this first assignment!
This week, we will have our first in-process critique with this artwork.