SchoolArts Magazine

April 2017

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L O O K I N G & L E A R N I N G ARTIST Q&A Yung Jake prefers to conduct interviews via text message. ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE BEGINNER DISCUSSION Introduce students to Yung Jake's artwork by showing them one of his emoji portraits. After some discussion about the subjects of the portraits and how they were made, introduce one or more paintings from his Fiji water bot - tle series (see page 42). Then inform students that they were created by the same artist. Ask: • What do these portraits and this painting have in common? How are they different? • Why might an artist choose to make portraits of famous people? • How does his use of emojis make these pieces unique? What might he be commenting on? • Is there a common thread that unifies all of his artwork? If so, what do you think it might be? STUDIO EXPERIENCE Create a portrait of the person of your choice using scraps of colored paper, LEGOs ® , beans, or other material appropriate for mosaics. Create a work of art that responds to internet culture using two- dimensional materials or digital processes. Create a series of 3–5 artworks that respond to an aspect of con - temporary pop or internet culture. Each piece should be created in a substantially different format with the media of your choice. How can you explore a single idea through completely different artistic processes? Written by Karl Cole, Art Historian and Curator of Images at Davis Publications and Robb Sandagata, Digital Curriculum Director and Editor at Davis Publications. RESOURCES Note: Preview images before sharing with students. Twitter: @yungjake Instagram: @yungjake Facebook: yuungjaake 28 APRIL 2017 SchoolArts

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