"Gallery of Ideas"
Presenting Artist: Barb White
Tues October 2, 2007 7-9pm
The Arts 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 3.1
This project will help students learn to cultivate their ideas until they bloom into an expressive work of art through shadow boxes and found objects.
Developing ideas creatively
Expressing feelings and ideas through art
Making 2D materials appear 3D (including learning about midground, foreground and background in a composition)
Using found objects and everyday materials to create unique works of art
Technique of collage
"Still Life with Charcoal and Classroom"
Presenting Artist: Misha Gallenger
Training Date:Tues January 8, 2008 7-9pm
EALRs: The Arts 1.1, 1.2, 2.1
Students will learn the classic technique of creating still-life drawings using the versatile medium of charcoal.
Historical use of still-life paintings and charcoal drawings
Studying the environment and translate what is seen to paper
The unique properties of charcoal as a medium
Shading and dimensional elements in 2D works of art
"Hangin’ with Calder"
Presenting Artist: Kit Kuhn
Training Date: March 4, 2008 7-9pm
EALRs: The Arts 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1
This project will let students experiment with wire and metal-working to create a piece of wearable art (a perfect gift for Mother’s Day!).
The life and work of artist Alexander Calder
Properties of metal as an art medium
Creating 3D one-line sculpture
The value of jewelry as wearable art
Learning to work with wire and its versatility
"Fun and Fanciful Flip Books"
Presenting Artist: Kathleen McMahan
Training Date: April 29, 2008 7-9pm
EALRs: The Arts 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 3.1
Making these exciting flip books will not only create an interesting work of art, but help participants learn about the scientific principle of Persistence of Vision – the magic behind movies and animation.
Persistence of Vision - how movies and animation works
Use sequential drawings or cutouts to express movement
Learn about 19th century photographer Eadweard Muybridge and his studies which paved the way for modern motion pictures
Design and decorative techniques
Planning and storyboarding skills