Students will study various avenues of art from around the world. They will compare and contrast how different cultures create works of art while studying famous artists from all over the globe. They will take inspiration from multicultural perspectives to create their own original works that are personal to them.
Students will focus primarily on contemporary approaches to art-making in this class. They will study artists from the past century to present day. Students will experiment with using unconventional materials to create. Students will create a self-portrait out of wire, delectable desserts out of celluclay and paint, and sculptures out of clay.
In open studio, students get to choose the media they want to use for each project. They will learn how to plan and execute work that they feel passionate about. They will have the option to take open studio again in middle school and high school, so this class can be viewed as an introduction to open studio. The students will have opportunities to learn about new media and techniques through demonstrations, as well