Monday, December 14, 2009

Sculpture Garden High School Art

To teach abstract form and non-objective abstract form I had the Art Theory 1 kids make their own sculpture gardens out of sculpy, felt, acrylic paint, wood, and pebbles. I first showed them images from Claes Oldenburg, Henry Moore, David Smith, and others. For a block period, we drove over to Stanford's sculpture garden to see the Rodin's, David Smith, and Andy Goldsworthy.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Public Service Announcement Film Studeis High School Art

The first assignment in Film studies was a PSA. First, I assigned each student 3 random subjects to get one minute of stock footage of in multiple shots. When they came in with their footage, I had them trade it with another student in the class. They then had to make a short PSA using the footage. I hope that makes sense. This one turned out pretty good.

Linoleum Cut Print High School Art

The Studio Art kids did such a good job on these linoleum cut prints that I just had to post all of them. I think they took about 1 week to make them. The linoleum blocks were about 4 x 6 inches. I had them tear the paper to have a deckled edge and hand in their best print. They had to sign and number their addition as well. The subject matter was up to them.

Symmetry Emma Kunz Graph Paper High School Art

Art Theory 1 created these graph paper drawings with color pencil in three periods. The concept being taught was symmetry. We looked at Emma Kunz's work for inspiration.