Saturday, August 28, 2010
“Art is something you make that expresses yourself.”
On the first day of art, 2010, students were asked to respond to the question: What is Art?
Answers were varied - some surprising and insightful, some intuitive and simple – but many addressed the idea of self-expression.
By the third day of school, once portfolios were labeled and studio-systems were reviewed, students settled into the real work of artists; looking for inspiration, deciding on subject matter, selecting tools, locating references.
Over the next few posts I will refer back to student responses to my initial question, and highlight some of the work produced in the CBMS studio which illustrates what art is, here and now, for this group of middle school artists.