Tag Archives: art project

Pigs for Sale

20171102_075007

IMG_0073

You may have noticed the development of pig sculptures – I’ve had them on the counter as background in my #ootd pictures.  The project had a couple of components.  Students created armature with paper towels, masking tape, aluminum foil and a recycled bottle of juice or iced coffee (I have tons!).  The sculptures were engulfed in Pariscraft then painted.  Once they were done, the artists took their pigs to a secret location somewhere in the school and using their I-Pads, photographed them in a composition.  It was a really fun project.

IMG_0165

20171102_074819

20171102_074930

My Facebook friends inquired if the sculptures would be auctioned off.  I mentioned that to the students and a few got the professional artist bug, lol.  So, some of the pigs are for sale.  Proceeds will teach students a valuable lesson about their time and effort.  All pigs are priced at $50 each.

20171115_091754

These eight pigs are available.  Artwork can be collected at Chittenango Middle School.  Email me at ktashkovski@chittenangoschools.org to make arrangements to purchase.  All proceeds will go to the budding artists.

IMG-1088

20171102_075558

20171106_075955

20171106_080249

IMG-0072

20171102_075616

20171106_080054

IMG-0469

20171102_075640

20171106_080447

20171106_080122

IMG-0327

20171106_080619

IMG-0286

 

American Gothic-eee

20170112_082934

This lesson is inspired by Grant Wood’s American Gothic.

20170112_083144

20170112_083256

Students had to conceive an idea for the composition.  I had planned to have them draw thumbnail sketches, as well as lists of what props they would need – but after showing my  accelerated Studio in Art kids the ones done by my students in 2012 and 2013 via my school web-site, they just knew what they were going to do.  It was the craziest thing and really phenomenal the way they all collaborated with one another.

20170112_083236

Each student planned the day for their picture – we had two weeks before Christmas break and it was a tight schedule for the twelve of them.  They all brought their costumes, props and their A games with them, lol!

20170112_083040

20170112_082955

I just loved how they were able to count on each other and how responsible everyone was for their respective part in both their own work and that of their friend(s).  Models allowed the artist to direct them.  The poses replicated the ones in Wood’s painting with the person on the right looking straight into the camera and the other one gazing in the distance.  I placed the school’s green screen against a wall for the photo shoots, printed the pictures then cut and pasted them to foamboard.

20170112_083317

They created the backgrounds using a variety of mixed-media including tissue and decorative papers, toothpicks, beads, glitter and more.  The border was done in metallic paint to act as a frame.  A picture from the internet chosen to convey a theme was selected as reference and they attacked the canvas panels with vigor.  It was so exciting to see them work.  There was so much confidence amidst the chaos of all the materials.

20170112_082907

20170112_083018

Once the background was finished and dry (everything attached with Mod-Podge and/or hot glue), we placed 3-D Os on the back of the foamboard and poppped the pics on top.  The result – twelve very different, very cool mixed-media pieces that are currently on display in a glass case in the atrium of Chittenango Middle School in Chittenango, New York.

20170112_083102

20170112_083121

20170112_083215

New Year for the New Year

20160212_114828

20160212_120052

20160212_112428

My Studio in Art students just finished these mugs.  So – it was a glazing project.  They were ready-made bisque-fired cappuccino mugs.  Students used Mayco and Amaco glazes to create an animal of the Chinese Zodiac in honor of Chinese New Year.

20160212_114809

20160212_114656

Nobody picked the monkey though!

20160212_112820

20160212_114641

20160212_092529

I took these images to post here.  Their response?

20160212_112720

20160212_112613

“Oh, you and that blog!” with an eye roll, lol.

20160212_112514

20160212_112454

20160212_112401