Thursday, November 6, 2014

Special events in JDHS Art!

We had a guest artist, Spencer Keeton Cunningham, share his video-work and speak to our class about being a professional, world-traveling artist!


Check him out here!   http://vimeo.com/108054945   ...or here! http://vimeo.com/32272566
...or here! http://vimeo.com/104778667


Also, over the 6 school-free days this coming week, Art Club will be meeting in the Ceramics room to prepare for Public Market -
Saturday 1-4pm, Monday 9:15-11AM, and Tuesday - Veterans' Day - Noon to 3.
call 523-1547 to see if we're in the room or make an appointment.

Come buy our wares at Public Market - We'll be at the JACC = Free admission!
The best wares go fast, so come early for first picks!

Animal Spirit Skulls

While challenging our imagination with metaphors, we exercise visualization skills. Students imagine how a specific animal's survival behavior might represent human strengths & weaknesses.  Then, they merge the animal with a human skull in a way that could comment, metaphorically, on their own character development. Working with the human skull helps draw better faces and heads in later figure drawing, and imagining the physical merge forces students to envision how the shadows and highlights might work together to look realistic - A strong feat of imagination supported by personal experience from observing light and shadows in our recent still-life focus. Thank you Sensei David Isamu Tamori, of Advance Placement Studio Art training in California for this great lesson idea!
And, thank you Gary Buffolo Horn and Sherry Firedancer of Dancing Otter Publications for your inspiring work.
Abby McDermott's Antelope Engery

Alex Johnson's Butterfly Medicine