September 11, 2011
It’s Not Plagiarism. In the Digital Age, It’s ‘Repurposing.’
By Kenneth Goldsmith
In 1969 the conceptual artist Douglas Huebler wrote, “The world is full of objects, more or less interesting; I do not wish to add any more.” I’ve come to embrace Huebler’s idea, though it might [...]
I did a test installation of my ceramic “ideas” in order to photograph the work for our exhibition catalog. I decided to display the ideas in a scatter plot formation, moving from nascent, underdeveloped ideas, to more complex and intricate shapes. Each ceramic object is supposed to represent a student idea at a certain point of [...]
Like red rubber balls and teddy bears, broccoli refusals, skipping rope, sticky fingers, boo boo kisses, bath time pouts, and nighty night tuck ins, I think cardboard boxes are essential kit for little kids.And the granddaddy of them all are refrigerator boxes.Guess what arrived at my house the other day? he-he-he!After a day with my grandchi [...]
My “idea blobs” have been fired, and now I have to decide how to arrange them for a wall installation. I’ve been sitting on the floor with all 42 “ideas”, moving them around like puzzle pieces and photographing each formation. My original notion was that these are my students’ ideas over time, and possibly [...]
Draft artist statement:
These are my students’ ideas in the fall, winter, and spring quarters. They were college freshmen tasked with developing an idea for a business plan. The three groups of ideas do not represent individual students, as sometimes students did not have an idea, did not know where to begin, or [...]
I’ve joined a group in Denver called Theory Loves Practice, which is comprised of roughly 15 artist/educators from around the region who teach all grade levels. We meet monthly to discuss ideas related to art, teaching, and practice, but our current endeavor is to prepare for an upcoming exhibition about visual thinking. In response t [...]
I’m in charge of party favors for a french themed bachelorette party. Instead of the, shall I say, less tasteful favors out there, I decided to go for the colorful, over-the-top party hat. Here’s what I came up with (thanks pinterest for idea sharing):
I created a Prezi for the final presentation of learning in my Introduction to Curriculum course at the University of Denver with Bruce Uhrmacher. My overall point is that the foundation of curriculum is about ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS.
In particular, I made little animations using [...]
I just designed a book of my favorite art education projects. It is available for purchase in print or as an eBook from Blurb. There are 36 projects in the book with lots of great photos of student work. Check it out:
More Than A Pr…
Innovative Art Educ…
By Sarabeth Berk
What could be better than designing a wild accessory? Wearing it! Seventh grade students brainstormed what object they would like to create as “wearable art”, and then we photographed the artist posing with their object.
In the beginning of the school year, upper school students work on many life drawing assignments to hone their perception skills and train their eyes. I want them to focus on angles, relationships, proportion, scale, and accuracy. Milk cartons proved to be a wonderful object because of their geometric structures and playful forms. With pro [...]
Sixth grade students worked in small groups to collaborate on ideas and imagery for stop motion drawings. Students worked on the concrete floor and drew with chalk pastel while one student was the designated photographer. Here are there results- three small group projects and a final full group drawing at the end.
What is a sandwich? In my definition, it is an edible object containing layered ingredients usually between some type of bread. However, a sandwich can also be a metaphor. What else can a sandwich represent? What parts of our lives are “sandwiched” together? This assignment required upper school students to assess the parts o [...]