Stage III Art Blog

More Images from Our Second Sign-Up and Thoughts about the Process

Greetings! I wanted to show you a sampling of our art from both the elective class, Local Art and Second Year Class Art - 

 

The Outdoor Studio - Charcoal on Wood

 

Aiden S's close-up of a stone

Aiden S's close-up of a stone

Michael's composition of natural objects

Michael's composition of natural objects

Macy's rendering of found natural objects

Macy's rendering of found natural objects

Aristide's close-up rendering of bark

Aristide's close-up rendering of bark

Ella's composition

Ella's composition

Noah S.'s leaf

Noah S.'s leaf

Local Art Inspired Assemblages  

Materials: Assorted wood scraps and acrylic paint

Thanks to Leonard Schemm, master top maker, for the beautiful wood.

 

Abby's vivid assemblage

Abby's vivid assemblage

Johnathan's "Weird Lair" assemblage

Johnathan's "Weird Lair" assemblage

Clara Y.'s "Creative Ladybug Village"

Clara Y.'s "Creative Ladybug Village"

Noelle uses the color orange to unify her composition

Noelle uses the color orange to unify her composition

PROCESS

We've had many discussions about the art process in both these classes. How can we arrange art elements in effective ways? Do our pieces look balanced? What might we add to our compositions? How can we create contrast in our work? How can we unify our art? What is working, and what might I change? 

These questions encourage critical thinking - an essential part of the art process. Working through frustration is also part of the process. We've been looking at a short video featuring the artist Elizabeth Murray. She talks about her how she works through art problems and finds resolutions. Her joyful paintings and authentic way of sharing her process inspired us! To view the video visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy3_7mWu3IE - 

Happy Thanksgiving to all!!