SchoolArts Magazine

Summer 2018

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SCHOOLARTSMAGAZINE.COM 17 da Vinci, while others are excited by the opportunity to reference working artists from their favorite TV shows and comic books. In addition to the artwork, stu - dents provide visual and written s upport to accompany their pieces. They compile this information by creating a short biography on each of their artists and supply - ing a sample of work that most a dequately demonstrates their par- ticular artistic perspective. These t wo items are displayed together in the end, gallery style, so students can explore new artists brought to their attention by their peers. Results The results of this lesson are all unique and no two students create the same image, even when they select the same artists. Sometimes students need help with reinter- preting imagery, but this opens up a n opportunity to genuinely com- municate with them about their i nterests and process, allowing us to build better relationships with our students and their practice. By blending classical and contempo - rary approaches, we can encourage s tudents to continue exploring, creating, and understanding their place in art history. Kelsey Greenland teaches art at Pin- nacle High School in Phoenix, Arizona. kgreenland@ N A T I O N A L S T A N D A R D Creating: Conceiving and developing new artistic ideas and work. W E B L I N K aspx?PageID = 2127 Paired Self-Portraits For students to demonstrate what they know about appropriation, style, and history, I have them engage in the process itself. To do this, they create self-portraits inspired by the unique characteris - tics of two artists they find on their o wn. In their work, they incorporate stylistic elements of the original art- ist but also illustrate components of t heir own identity through the indi- vidual use of media and composi- tion. Some students choose to stay in a t raditional vein by pairing artists such as Pablo Picasso with Leonardo Lauren Ribadeneira, self-portrait inspired by Frida Kahlo and Randy Owen, grade nine. I tr o engage m tudents b aking each interaction with a new artist personal.

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