Archive for the ‘Painting’ Category

Abandoned Art

Students partnered with Abby Bischoff, behind Abandoned South Dakota, to create artworks based on her photography. They studied her work and really enjoyed looking through her works to choose one to recreate in a new medium. When a new photograph showed up on instagram, I’d share it with them the next day. On their own time outside the classroom, many of them looked up her work online. They seemed to be very impressed with the number of ‘likes’ Abandoned SD has on Facebook!

Abby graciously joined the students for their gallery walk. Below are screenshots of her instagram posts, of her favorite artworks, based on technical skill and student interpretation of the work.

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Personality Art

Students created artworks that were inspired by aspects of their personality, as well as other art (literature, music, etc.) They created two artworks, acrylic and watercolor. The Museum of Visual Materials chose several artworks to be on display in their gallery for a couple of months this spring.


Students were to paint a layer of acrylic each day, building up on the previous day’s work. The twist: students could use a paintbrush for just one day. It was fun to see them experiment with different techniques and tools with this restriction! Most students did not use a brush at all.

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Students were to use the watercolor medium to create artworks inspired by other art. Each group chose an art movement with which to incorporate into their art and a piece a written piece to inspire the theme. (Short story, book, poetry, quote, lyrics, etc.)

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Animal Vis-zoo-als

Partnering with Great Plains Zoo, students created paintings of animals that shared personality traits with themselves. A representative from the zoo chose a few to have on display for the month of November! See several student paintings below.

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