Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Spring Awakening

This semester the Art and Design LLC's first event will be a trip to Milwaukee's Jewish Art Museum to see the Andy Warhol exhibit. Andy Warhol was an incredibly influential part of the POP ART movement in America and forever changed the art world. His focus on pop culture, mass media, celebrities and bright color have inspired a wave of later artists to follow in his footsteps. It'll be a great way to start off the semester with a bang! Stay tuned for later blogs with photos!

From your mentor Claire:

This spring semester for the Art and Design LLC I am looking forward to the many experiences to come. Being involved in the class room is one of my favorite aspects, I get to see the progress of the students over the semester. Also, seeing how each project evolves is an amazing process. I am just overall excited about the time spent with the students and instructors.

Last semester students in the Art and Design LLC in both the 2D and 3D class created their final project for the Maryland Avenue Montessori School. The students combined portraits from the 7th and 8th graders to create a piece about identity and portraiture. With this piece they created an instillation of 2D and 3D materials. The 2D class developed their painting and color mixing skills creating an 18in x 18in portion of a portrait. The 3D class took this same approach but with wood-working using shapes, textures, stains, scraps, etc. to create the portion they were given. This piece is planned to become installed this spring semester to create a beautiful wall instillation. 

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