Sunday, August 26, 2012

"Toobers & Zots" and the Art of Play

Preschool toys in the hands of high school students? - Yep!  We got in touch with our inner child this week playing  Toobers and Zots.  They seem to intrinsically inspire sculptural designs with a slightly surrealistic twist.  Relatively simple shapes to draw, my students learned how to make quick drawings and thumbnail sketches using different configurations.  Picasso once said, "Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."   I think I need to raid my children's old toybox more often.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Fashionistas, Advanced Art and the Remnants of Spring 2012

 Before the great memories of last year get folded neatly away,  I wanted to share these last bits of spring semester  2012.

Advanced Art and Project Runway 


Taking my cue from the hit television series of the same name, and inspired by its co-host, Tim Gunn, the kids brought their creative juices to full throttle  by creating head coverings incorporating recycled materials.  Paper Mache being the method of basic construction, students developed themed hats that ranged from stunning fashion statements to well, ...not so stunning fashion statements.  Bonus points were awarded for coordinating outfits at our critique.  

Since the  proverbial picture is worth a thousand words, I’ll let you be the final judge of students’ “make it work” creations. 



Bonus Points for coordinating outfits with hats!


Entitled "The Helmet of Salvation"

Art Club features Mural Unveiling May 2012

Art Club dedicated our rendition of Paul Klee's "Landscape with Yellow Birds" to the applause of a hallway full of well wishers in May.

Art Club 2011 - 2012