Thursday, January 8, 2009

8th Grade Mixed Media

The mixed media class is finishing their altered books, as they begin to learn about big ideas. A big idea is a subject or idea that recurs throughout many pieces of an artist's work. We have had class discussions on big ideas found in the work of Deborah Butterfield, Banksky, Zac Freeman, Kathe Kollwitz, Pablo Picasso, Louise Nevelson, Bev Doolittle, Andy Goldsworthy, Chuck Close, Ando Hiroshige, M.C. Escher, as well as some examples from my own portfolio.
Through the next several weeks, students will go through the process of developing a big idea, planning a series of at least three works of art using this idea, and creating this series of artwork.