Saturday, February 4, 2012

Instant Art fast

5 comments:

Mrs. Dottie said...

This is a silk screen print on canvas board. I did this in the 90's for a class I took at Kutztown when I was getting my teaching certification. Even though I made this in the 90's,I think this theme can be applied to many different aspects of the world we live in today, more than ever. I got the idea from a package of generic instant breakfast.

Horace Mann said...

Reminded me of Tang. Blech.

What's your thoughts, what do you say, when elementary students whose art work is always smiley faced balloons or hearts?

Mrs. Dottie said...

Horace, I try to teach drawing step by step, starting with simple shapes and lines, and encourage kids to follow me first, and then take it wherever they want. When kids are just asked to draw, without any direction, they usually draw those smiley faced hearts and then just keep drawing the same thing the same way over and over. I try to get them to break their usual way of drawing, to learn new ways, which will help them develop their own style.

Some art teachers think that asking a student to copy a famous art work or style hinders creativity, but i disagree. I want my students to copy famous artists because that helps them see in a different way, and not be afraid to be different. This is how I developed my style, which is influenced by a combination of artists and art movements which I have studied.

Horace Mann said...

I believe I'll use this image in language arts when we address satire. Love being able to throw in a visual along with just text.

Mrs. Dottie said...

Thanks HM!