Where do artists get ideas from? What inspires them? These are questions that are often asked. So, my art 1 students were "asked" them too. We spent a class period looking through magazines and pulling images that some how spoke to us. Once each student had at least 6 images, they were given post-its and asked to label each picture with the reason they chose that picture. They were asked to go further than "because I liked it." I wanted them to say WHAT about the image drew them in. The answers were fabulous. There is so much depth behind the choices. Now, their challenge is to bring these things that inspire them into their artworks.
Mrs. Barnett, Art Teacher Extraordinaire. But really, the students create the awesomeness on this page.
The Living Painting Experiment
The living painting is a 36"X40" canvas that the students are free to work on and add to as they have extra paint or are finished with their work. The work will continue to evolve as students add and cover.