Friday, April 20, 2012
In the Art Room - Hidden Hands
I stole another AWESOME idea from Mini Matisse!! I think Mrs. Hahn may be new hero! Anyhoo, my 8th graders loved this project. We started out by looking at contemporary Chinese artist Liu Bolin and his hidden city series. I wanted the kids to understand that art is not meant to just be pretty. Liu's work sends a very heavy message. They enjoyed his work and I think they appreciated his struggle. For their own project, they printed an image of a pattern found in nature, painted that pattern on an 8 x 10 sheet with tempera, then the following week, they hid their own hands in the paintings!