TEACHING EXPERIENCE : PAINTING TWO, ISU
STILL LIFE WITH MIRROR
STUDENTS BRING TO CLASS A 2D GRAPHIC IMAGE, A 3D SCULPTURAL OBJECT, AND A MIRROR. WITH THESE OBJECTS, THEY CREATE THEIR OWN STILL LIFE ARRANGEMENT. THE FINAL COMPOSITION SHOULD EMPHASIZE THE IMAGE IN THE MIRROR WHILE OBSCURING THE ACTUAL OBJECTS.
MIMICKING A painting
Students research a list of artists from the 20th century and choose a singular painting to copy. They create a painting which is the exact size and made with the same materials as the original. The students learn to look closely to discover how a painting is made, such as wet on wet, or using specific pigments. This project gets them out of their comfort zone, and usually challenges them to be more thoughtful about all aspects of making a painting.
RECONTEXTUALIZATION / JUXTAPOSITION
Students are offered the example of putting a specific object in an unlikely location. Scale-shifting and juxtaposing objects from different time periods is encouraged to create absurd juxtapositions. students explore strategies for how to collage two image-sources together.
self-portrait as a pop star
STUDENTS ARE OFFERED THE EXAMPLE OF PUTTING A SPECIFIC OBJECT IN AN UNLIKELY LOCATION. SCALE-SHIFTING AND JUXTAPOSING OBJECTS FROM DIFFERENT TIME PERIODS IS ENCOURAGED TO CREATE ABSURD JUXTAPOSITIONS. STUDENTS EXPLORE STRATEGIES FOR HOW TO COLLAGE TWO IMAGE-SOURCES TOGETHER.