The entire class shared a few projects.
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I am me. I may look like you, but if you take a closer look you will realize that I am nothing like you at all. I am very different. I see things through a completely different perspective because in my life I had experiences that you didn’t have, and I had feelings you didn’t have, and I’ve lived places and seen places and experienced life from a completely different point of view than you have. I may be wearing the same shoes and the same haircut, but that gives you no right to have any preconceived notions about what I am or who I am. ~ Keith Haring (Source: Engaging Learners Through Artmaking, 2009)
You are a box. If a box is an object that can be used to represent who you are, how does that affect our notion of what a box is?
You will think about limitations, as you reflect on Keith Haring’s quote. How can your artwork respond to his ideas? How can your artwork express your response?
You are a book. Like Keith Haring’s quote said, you are unlike anyone else, with different experiences, perspectives and dreams.
How can you define your individuality, your character, your uniqueness, by creating a book? How much freedom do you have, by creating a book that defines you? What is a book?
What a treat to have Katherine Douglas as a virtual guest in our classroom today! #NipRockArt #art #artsed #artedA photo posted by Colleen Rose (@colleenkr) on
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Grade 9 art students learned about the #refugeecrisis today in class. We watched @ctvcanadaam's interview with Chris Alexander (Canada's Immigration Minister), and we listened to Thomas Mulcair, who talked about the image of Aylan Kurdi, who drowned because his family was trying to escape an awful situation in Syria. We discussed the power of images and how they have the ability to raise awareness and understanding of events and issues. After studying Picasso's "Guernica", and the photograph of a young Vietnamese girl who was burned by napalm (photographer was Nick Ut), our class began to think of possible responses to the #refugeecrisis. How can our artworks help to make a difference? Can we develop a better understanding of events that matter in our world? Can we share our opinions with others through art? Can these expressions raise more awareness about an issue that upsets us? #art #artsed #arted #syria #society #immigration #NipRockArtA photo posted by Colleen Rose (@colleenkr) on
"A Simple Piece of Paper" 27 new grade 9 art students joined me in my class today. After I talked about the course, expectations and materials, they were given their first Challenge. I held up a blank sheet of paper and asked, "If I gave you this piece of paper, what could you do with it?" The answers started to come: "draw on it", "write on it"... "Good," I said, "what else?" More answers: "cut it", "fold it"... I went on. "What if this paper represented you? Would you lay flat? Would you be drawn on? What would be drawn? What colours would be painted? Would you be a sculpture? What form would you take? Would you be cut or torn? Would you be crumpled? ..." A simple piece of material, with so much potential. Just like us. I can't wait to see their papers tomorrow. #NipRockArt #art #artsed #artedA photo posted by Colleen Rose (@colleenkr) on