For our first class, we completed a getting to know you exercise. I had students fill out a questionnaire that included questions such as, "What is your favorite artist?" The students mentioned Vincent Van Gogh more than any other artist.
Our first project, is an altered puzzle which will hang in the art room at Plain City Elementary.
|A student creating three-dimensional cut paper butterflies|
|Paint, paper, and other found objects working together.|
|Working through composition ideas and color choices.|
|Just like a regular puzzle, no two pieces are alike.|
We talked about artists who alter books and other media to create works of art. Many of these artists take an unwanted or discarded book and creatively "upcycle" using paint and collage. Each art enrichment student is creating a work of art using a giant puzzle piece, which will fit together to form a collaborative work. I plan to photograph the finished puzzle and hope to have a printed copy for each student to hang at home. More on that soon!