There is just something really cool and engaging about spraying a spray can for the first time! Drawing & Painting II students have been working on creating a spray paint self portrait. They created stencils using photoshop and original photos they have taken. Many students had the opportunity to use their go to selfie. After carefully cutting their stencils they use spray paint and bin of old stencils I had to create a layered effect. Of course we had a healthy discussion on where and when to use spray paint. However, the weather had other ideas. It is so humid that the paint would not dry. We will give it another try tomorrow and hopefully get the last layer on using their custom stencils and text. Pretty cool, right?
Drawing & Painting II students are working with systems. They began by looking at the art work of Lee Walton and Laurie Frick. Both artists use data of some sort as the inspiration of for their art. Students created a system using the roll of a dice. The number rolled determines the action. Working in small groups students first worked with a system I developed. The next day they created their own systems. What I really love about this lesson is how they are "thinking" about their work. Since the image is not representational they are working in the most basic form of mark making. They could choose any supplies and types of marks they wanted. They had to work cooperatively to design, execute and display their final works.
"The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world."
Mrs. Dorothy Amme
Visual Arts Teacher
Piscataway High School