Friday, February 10, 2017

Revolutions in Art

A few weeks ago I shared a post about a project the Winton and Holden Teams have created having their 6th and 7th graders explore revolutions.   This week I was able to stop into Carin Lilly's art class and see how that work is shaping up.    Students have been exploring images from various revolutions and creating their own works of art matching a particular style blended with their own messages.   These have included block prints built off the Obama "Yes We Can' posters from the 2008 Presidential Campaign as well as propaganda posters from the Russian Revolution, the Civil Rights Movement and the American Revolution.    Here are few examples of work in progress - look for them to go on display as we get to the end of February - should be revolutionary!

Step one - carving the relief for the base image

Step two - inking the block
Step three - aligning the image - done multiple times as you can see

Mounting the final product for display in our upcoming Revolution gallery

Also looking around the room - I found a whole lot more guidance to help with the process, everything from a reminder that Art is a circular process just like we talk about more commonly in scientific inquiry to examples and inspiration.

A collection of images students are using to identify particular art connected with a chosen revolution from history

The starting point for the ink blot project - and a few student works inspired by the style

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