Students studied medieval paintings of Christian symbols like Jesus and Mary then brought the question of "What do we worship?" to the present day. They searched for regional concepts in order to relate it to the specific population of Medford, WI and the Northwoods. Next students used dust pigment or ground down pigment sticks and mixed egg yolk, vinegar, lavender essence with their pigments to create the colors they needed.
2D art students used velour paper and oil pastels to create hyperrealistic nature images. Two pieces went on to state, The Lion and the red owl, "Whatta Hoot!" both qualified for Youth Art Month in Madison, Wisconsin at the capitol rotunda.
Students used large 12" x 12" thin linoleum blocks to create a colored reduction print: This means that students carved away the lightest part of the composition, printed their second color, then carved again. Some students printed three or four times to create the final piece of artwork.
Students used thick pieces of rubber to carve details of a simple composition, then used an Xacto knife to cut the block apart into different colored section. Students then used a variety colored ink to print in rainbow rolls, (rolling different colors side by side to create a faded look.)
Create a small 4 x 6” print of something…...
Natural- Created via natural means, occurs with or without the human influence.
Unnatural - man-made, created by humans, generated through human intelligence
Rainbow Roll- Using two colors and blending them together with the brayer.
Puzzle Print- Cutting apart a printing block and piecing it together to create a whole image print.
How do I Ace this Project?
Natural or Unnatural- Your choice of subject meets the idea that it is unnatural or natural and your block is cut at least once. 30 points
Consistency of Ink - A majority of the prints have ink that is bright, vibrant and full, without splotches or cracks at the edge. 40 points
Edition of Three- You have at least three final prints of your work. 30 points
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Students chose a photograph to recreate using oil pastels on velour - velvet-feel - paper. The result is rich like a painting without the excessive dry time! They also answered the question, "Should photography replace art altogether or should humans
continue to make art in the light of the technology? "
These students loved to have important and philosophical discussions about controversial topics, so I thought I'd let it continue: What do we worship? After discussing early Medieval art and Christianity in art, we discussed how worship has changed in our modern society. The response was overwhelming and interesting! Students used egg yolks and natural materials to create and store a variety of colors and painted on traditional wood panel.
A self-portrait is usually pretty traditional, offering simply a realistic piece of art that shows a person best face: With this project, students were asked to use a variety of media. Feathers, pencils, watercolors, sticks, images, printed photos, manipulated photos, glitter, glass, acrylic paint and pencils were all on the board to be used to create a complete composition. Students were asked to create a self-portrait of their emotional and mental character rather than their physical being. Take a look!
"What's the difference between street art and graffiti?"
Graffiti - writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or painted illicitly on a wall or other surface, often within public view.
Street Art- visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues.
Tagging - Writing or spray painting words and letters in a stylized manner to claim a geographical location.
Mural - Sanctioned and often commissioned public work of art on an exterior or interior surface.
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Photorealism is a genre of art that encompasses painting, drawing and other graphic media, in which an artist studies a photograph and then attempts to reproduce the image as realistically as possible.
Photorealism can bean intimidating task: With oil pastels and a surface that catches and blends the material easily, students can find beautiful success. The pink Gerber daisy art work, by Tahlia Sigmund, Senior, went on as a regional winner of Youth Art Month for Wisconsin Art Education Association!