WCMS NTI Art Show

Students learned about master artists and were asked to create art inspired by those artworks. Students created art with materials they have available, which is an excellent way to show they’re engaging and persisting. Congratulations to our artists on creating through challenges! Thank you, Mrs. Joyner, for collaborating with me to create this video.

Art Career: Imagineering

Last week’s Studio Habit of Mind was Understanding Art Worlds: I can learn about art careers and how artists work with other artists. Today’s link is about an art career called Imagineering. Yes, that’s a real job title and it combines many fields, like math, science, engineering, and art.

Below is a link for Khan Academy’s “Imagineering in a Box” course, which goes through 3 design stages: 1) Build your own world 2) Build your own attractions 3) Build your own character. This is a free course that provides a lot of information and creative opportunities.

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/hass-storytelling/imagineering-in-a-box 

Artist: Katsushika Hokusai, printmaker

The Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai, created a series of prints showing 36 Views of Mount Fuji. Hokusai’s artwork shows us about life in Japan and what was valued during his lifetime. His artwork influenced artists around the world.

3 Color Reduction Printmaking- we will be using this process with styrofoam.

What stories is Hokusai telling us about life in Japan?