This week Sara had a blast collaging with Tiffany Diven’s Broadcasting class! As a way of exploring methods on how to be more present and disconnect from the constant barrage of technology around them, students spent two class periods creating analog collages made with a variety of found materials.
More traditional collage materials such as magazine, newspaper and book scraps were incorporated into their pieces along with less conventional ones like food and 3-dimensional objects. A lot of thought and creativity were also put into the presentation of these collages, as many students utilized both sides of the paper and others made their work more sculptural or interactive. Students’ openness to experiment with the materials available and not feel limited with what they could do was inspiring to watch!
These collages will be on display in North’s 2nd Floor Gallery space until May 13th.
Today was a fun day at North High. What a range of activities from installing a collage exhibit at our 2nd Floor Gallery with resident artist, Sara Willadsen, to facilitating a couple of service learning projects for The Gathering Place and working with student reps from the Environmental Club, Connect 4 Success, and Hmong Leadership Council to design 7 letters for the NHS Learning Leaders annual project. The 7 letters to be revealed soon, but here are some photos from today.
We are now in our 4th quarter and spring is definitely in the air. Art students are working on various projects dealing with positive and negative space, sculpture in the round, and learning how to work with found objects.
Here is a snapshot of some of the projects the student are engaged in.
Spring is off to a busy start! Besides gearing up for the upcoming art activities planned for several classes, Sara has been preparing for the two-person show she will be a part of opening May 9th at the Frank Juarez Gallery as well as the exhibition she will have at the end of May in North’s 2nd Floor Gallery. Below are some studio views of in-progress work for these two shows!
Before break Sara had been working with Kris Flynn’s Spanish class to create Trees of Life. Traditional Mexican Trees of Life are clay sculptures that depict the Biblical story of creation, but for this project students each created his or her own two-dimensional autobiographical tree. Students brought in various materials to make their trees including family photos and collected ephemera like ticket stubs and hair. Many creative approaches were taken so check out the in-progress and now completed trees below!