COLORFUL, HANDS-ON Interactive ART
Sroll the photos
Technique: Interactive Wheel-Spun Acrylic Mosaic--EVERY student participates
Tools/Materials: 12 potter's banding wheels provided, acrylic paints,
History/Artist Connections: Mosaic, Batik, Stained Glass, San Blas Molas, Pottery,
Aboriginal, Collage/Montage, El Anatiua (Ghana), Eric Carle
Concepts: Art-As-Social Action, Abolition, Motion, Color Relationships, Parts-to-a-Whole,
Positive/Negative Space, Juxtaposition, Color Blending Theory-in-Action
ART/MATH INTEGRATION: IDOE Visual Arts Standard INTEGRATED STUDIES 8:
"Experience the integrative nature of visual arts, other arts disciplines, and disciplines outside the arts, and understand the arts as a critical component of learning and
comprehension in all subject areas."
Math lesson involving circles, triangles, circumference, hypotenuse and
measurements involved in 82-foot mural created for James Whitcomb Riley
Elementary School #43, Indianapolis, IN commissioned by the Indianapolis
Museum of Art.
Each student experiences the tactile coordination
and color-blending of acrylic wheel-spinning.
End products create both personal artwork and/or joined in collaboration to create a large-scale Public Artwall to increase visual stimulation, school spirit and artistic environment of the school.
WINNER of the 2018 Artprize Grand Rapids
YOUTH COLLABORATION AWARD
juried by Western Michigan University. $2,500 cash prize.
Banding wheels provided by a generous grant from the
Dekko Foundation of Kendallville, Indiana; funding supplies
and support for multiple large-scale collaborations.