Dolls. I'm not sure why, but I though that making dolls would be cool. The students got really into it and for some, it became an identity assignment. I was shocked by the sewing skills these kids had. We worked probably three weeks on them. I know that's a long time, but if they can make something they are truly proud of, that's okay.
Emma Polster. Check out that beautiful embroidery on the dress!
Keyan Mohsenin. This sherriff throws up yarn.
Andrew Kruep. This doll has a detachable velcro pistol and peg leg.
Erik Pyka. I had to bend this doll to have him fit in on my backdrop.
Leslie Koyama. You can flip this traditional Japanese doll's dress and it becomes a traditional Mexican doll. The artist has a Mexican/Japanese heritage. If I was smart, I would have photographed both.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I repeated this assignment from last semester because it went so well the first. I'm pretty pleased with these new ones. They were shown Davinci's Vitruvian Man and were assigned to make their own. Mostly sophomores.
Monday, April 21, 2008
In my Studio Art class last semester, for some reason, I remembered several years back trying to draw Mickey Mouse from memory and doing a terrible job at it. So I asked the students spur-of-the-moment to draw their best Micky Mouse without looking at anything. I was shocked by how good some of them were. Much better than my previous attempt.