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Making art is a process, and displaying the art is part of that. The way in which art is shown can contextualize the piece and enhance the viewers’ experience with it. And when the process starts with an exercise of first amendment rights, that’s even better. Read More »

Functional Art

When art is something you can use at home or something that you can wear, we call it functional art! Read More »

Minimalism and Winter Break

Building off of what we learned about abstraction last week, this week we learned about minimalism. We also prepped for winter break which starts next week! Read More »

Abstract Art

When my sister and I were kids, she told me that if I scribbled with crayons and paints on my paper, then I was making abstract art. As we learned this week, there’s more to it than that. Read More »

Paper Crafts

We asked the students this week, what can we make using paper? The answer? So many things! Read More »

Dadaism Revisited

We’ve been revisiting one of our favorite art movements from the 20th century- Dadaism! Read More »


We started with the skeleton or the bread, added a bit of meat, and came out with a story. Metaphors abounded this week as we worked on our storytelling.
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We’ve been mixing and matching and not matching and throwing the unexpected together this week, because we’ve been talking about surrealism. Read More »

Expressionism and Our Grand Re-Opening

Expressionism is subjective representation. It can convey emotion, it can be abstract and it isn’t restricted to particular media. Read More »

Proportion and Portraiture

Your eyes go in the middle of your face, your face is five eyes across, your nose is halfway between your eyes and chin, and your mouth is halfway between your nose and chin. Oh, and your ears go up to the ends of your tear ducts and down to the bottom of your nose. Yes, this week we drew proportions. Read More »

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