Sound. Visualize it in your mind’s eye. It’s not easy is it? Well, that’s what my art 1 students were tasked with. They were asked to take something that is not concrete and turn it into something that is. And, they did just that. They picked images that remind you of certain sounds…tires screeching, wind chimes in the wind, the quietness of peace, speakers booming, the vibration of bass, the crack of a baseball bat or thunder.
In this unit I introduced block and collograph printing. Of course, tons of kids wanted to try block prints. I think they did well for their first try. It was difficult to get them to understand placement of the print on the paper, but luckily I had a template they could use to help them get it right.
I am so pleased with their solutions. There is so much thought put into these works. Check out their artist statements telling of their intent and processes. This is definitely a theme I will use again.