The primary goal of Art in Term 2 is for students to define art for themselves, creating personal connections to art through the development of unique, independent projects. Their process involves brainstorming and research as they strive to develop multiple works around a common theme or concept. They seek inspiration from other artists and strive to sustain their creative ideas long enough to acquire new skills, overcome obstacles, and make discoveries. This term culminates with an art exhibition, where their work is paired with a written artist statement describing their experience and artistic goals.
So far this term, students have set a direction for their work by beginning a project description that will evolve into a polished artist statement. They have also been making sketches and researching other artists for inspiration. Some have begun the first steps of laying out their ideas to begin their projects, ranging from video art, photography, realistic and abstract painting, computer illustration, and mixed media. Enjoy these pictures from the studio!