Dear Friends in Art Education,
I am always looking for ideas that answer my survey respondents
needs...browse some that I share in this email. Mainly for high school and
middle school -- but some very doable with elementary. I will ONLY write up
a lesson plan for these ideas if folks send me images that they did and a
brief how they did it with their students. I'll share theimages ASAP - the
lesson plans will take time. (Michael G. - I forgot to list the fish I
found! Now I have to got back and find her. I saved her to file already for
me - her image was so "me")
An Artists Tour of the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University:
The Art of Leadership:
For those who don't want more ideas - just save the link above to visit
Create your own "mandalas with a message" - literally
Folks who are looking for what to do with scrap mat board and scrap
paper...combine with technology (computer letters) -- or do with real mosaic
and combine wit Scrabble board letters - for your own messages - Cool idea!
I do like Barbara Kruger's work (my guess is this is her concept - someone
else did the actual work -- just a theory). I want this on IAD if anyone
Also...GOOD NEWS! Sculpture by Barbara Chavou
This artist has done artist in residencies in Lima ArtSpace and the Lima
City Schools. Her work is very doable with kids - using corrugated
cardboard - or foamcore board - or Dow Styrofoam - or recycled
Styrofoam...Credit her with the idea of using puffy paints on art. I got the
idea from her (just couldn't remember her name) -- sure changed the way I
did art with kids. More on her to come (soon). I want a lesson on her on IAD
if any one gets inspired.
Attention Photo people -- check out this idea...very interesting - math
be sure to click more
ideas too - If anyone does this - I want it on IAD.
PHOTO PEOPLE! WOW!!!
Laura Bova - math integration - tessellation and reflection - is this doable
with kids? IAD is interested
"Bova likes to take a scene and alter it through photography, using
different lenses and three-dimensional collage."
Bridget Boss - Math meets ceramics (this is glass - but you can do clay):
Let me know if you get inspired... I
am looking for more work by her too - she does number with everything she
does. "I include numbers in everything I do, and enjoy making equations
which render a mathematical dialogue in the creation of a piece of artwork."
Fused glass artist to link to our Lesson Plan on IAD: Rene Culler:
Ken Schwab and Samantha if you are reading- you will like Kimono:
"Kimono, 6 (After Rain) is part of a long series of paintings and monotypes
which are an evocation of both the multicultural and temporal layering which
exists in our contemporary experience and thought."
Woodworking relief - to use as inspiration for clay: LaVon Van Williams Jr
"You're probably trying to express the soul or the inner part or the
personality of a person, more so than trying to capture the exact image,
like a photograph would do."
Doable-Ceramic relief - make a cardboard relief panel (include gadgets too -
nuts and bolts - computer parts and such)- press in clay - finish both
relief panels with antique brown patina and display side by side:
Thomas Lollar http://fisher.osu.edu/art/lollar/lollar.htm
I will link this
idea up to the ceramic relief lesson on IAD (soon... grin)
Ooo- Oooo Check out these collage pieces - Kids can do this! Math
connections! Todd DeVriese (also can tie in Islamic art with this unit)
IAD wants this if anyone
takes a nibble.
Ken Schwab if you are reading - another one for Cut-Up paintings - I'll put
this link on: Laurence Holden
Neat Abstract expressionism ones - too (I'll ad this link to the lesson --
soon) Mary Beam
A different theme to think about for African Art - Shona Sculpture:
Bernard Bore http://fisher.osu.edu/art/bore/bore.htm
this is for folks wanting to know what to carve out of their plaster blocks
that they cast. "Some Shona works take their themes from African folklore,
while others rely on abstract forms. Stylized animals, gods, spirits,
ancestors, and totems are the most popular subjects." Let me know if this
sparks and ideas - I want it on IAD.
A different type of "Quilt" - mixed media on board - might spark a mural
idea for your building? Calista Bockenstette
Here is one even elementary kids can do!
"series of sculptures and reliefs in clay, cast paper, and aluminum, based
on the juxtaposition of architectural fragments." How about - Cardboard
relief covered with aluminum foil and patina of Indian ink or shoe polish -
Clay relief tiles - wood relief panels. IAD wants to know if this sparks an
This is all from The Art of Leadership -- the start of a Great Site idea now
for IAD: http://fisher.osu.edu/art/index.html
What led me to this site? Kris Fontes' reply to Faith's Story Quilts --which
got me to tell her about Aminah Robinson - which sent me looking for images
to share with Kris......which brought me to this page:
(Here is Kris Fontes' email address if anyone wants to thank her for these
great ideas kmfontez@...
-- smile Kris!)
High school teachers in particular (middle school too) - If you are stumped
for ideas - tour each building - a real "Idea Factory"
"Business expertise is an art as well as a science. A grid format seemed an
appropriate way of expressing this diversity......I spiked the grid with
symbols of our strides in business from earlier in this century, as well as
many images that I hope will be identified with the present." IAD is
interested if these artists spark a project.
I looked at every work on this site - just pointed out a few to you...Enjoy
the rest at your leisure.
Judy Decker - Ohio
Incredible Art Department