Teaching Making

Experiments in Art and Education

June 19, 2012
by Professora de Arte

Minimalism Paper Installations

This was an incredible project. I constantly am impressed by the ambition of my students.  I began the project by discussing minimalism as a reaction to modernism. The students had to create project proposals and do research on minimalist artist. They presented both on the class blog. Next year all my IB students will be working with personal blogs for proposals and reflections.

The response from the school was overwhelmingly positive and the students received great feed back. I hope to do this project again next year because I feel like its a great way to raise awareness about arts in the school.

March 25, 2012
by Professora de Arte

wait, so what does it mean?

After about 8 weeks of work, this piece will be put in the kiln tomorrow. Stephanie presented it at critique unfired but with the zipper and flowers in place.

There was a plethora of interpretations but Stephanie was tight lipped about her intentions.  I was pleased to see how impassioned the discussion got.


March 16, 2012
by Professora de Arte

Print Exchange Update

Things are coming along great with the all of the students prints.  Many students are being quite ambitious and taking on 4 or 5 colors. I recommended two…I don’t think that they knew what they were getting into.  As they are beginning to print they are understanding why I made such a modest suggestion.

We are on schedule to have them finished for the art show during the first week of May.

February 24, 2012
by Professora de Arte

Modern Art Timeline Print Exchange

So I had this idea…a really really good idea.  11 Students will use the Modern Art Timeline to inspire a print exchange. Students will be assigned a period from the time line, research it (do a presentation), find a way to create a design inspired by the their art period. Each student will create an edition of 15 prints.  That means each student will get a copy of every other persons print and there will be 4 sets left over. I will keep one and the other three suites (sets of prints) will be auctioned at the High School Art Show. Students will decided how to donate the proceeds.

We began the project a few weeks into the quarter and students are now beginning to print. I am very very excited about the project so far.

I will keep the blog updated with our progress.

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