If you haven't had the opportunity to check out the work on the Art Studio 1 page, I would definitely recommend doing that. There are some beautiful examples of the students' digital photography project that they worked on a couple of weeks ago. I have also added a few examples of the monoprints that we did in class 2 weeks ago. This project was our easing intoprintmaking. Now we are full tilt into our Expressionism and Social Conscience Printmaking project.
Last week, the students researched a number of artists to help give them inspiration for the project. We then brainstormed different ideas that would fit into the idea of social injustice. Students were asked to come up with 2 different ideas and then create 2 different concept sketches for their print. When they finish both sketches, I will talk with them individually about which has the best possibility of making into a print. Once they decide which one they will work with, they will need to redraw the drawing with finer detail onto a 9" x 12" piece of paper. Then they will receive a piece of acetate so they can experiment with how they will want to create textures and cuts on their linoleum with a sharpie.
By the end of the week, the goal is to have all students transfer their drawings onto the linoleum block and start the cutting process.
DATES AND DEADLINES:
1) WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29th: Lats day of the the 3rd quarter. Students must have all missing assignments turned in by this date in order to receive credit for the 3rd quarter.
2) SATURDAY, APRIL 1st: Cincinnati Catholic High School Art Show at the Flats Gallery. The closing reception is from 1-4, with awards announced at 3:00. Stop by to support your fellow Elder art students: Drew Brown, John Conners, David Dattilo and Sam Stauss. More information is under the "News and Events" tab.