Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Guerrilla Art Blogs from Curie HS

Please visit our blogs. We have been posting artwork like crazy! 3 different projects from this last semester have gone up on the blogs in the past couple of weeks.  (2 project posts are late due to the inevitable struggle with CPS technology).

Our big projects for 2nd semester were:

Postcards - postcards written as though experiencing some strange scenario (such as Zombie Apocalypse or Dystopian Society).  The artwork illustrates the scenario. The message is a creative short essay that is written as though postcard is really coming from the scenario.

Hero Trading Cards - A HUGE project. Students made trading card sets from lino-cut prints about today's social justice heroes. Creative writing essays on the back inform us about the hero. Thanks to Polly Mills for a workshop in creative writing.

Sticker Art - Students created sticker art for a community group in the neighborhood that spreads beauty through art and nature.

Please check us out and feel free to comment. Students LOVE hearing from our viewers.

You can also go through the archives on the right side of blog to look at work done throughout the year.

We have 3 blogs (one for each class)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Guerrilla Art in Archer Heights

Yesterday, in the group about "Sharing", I talked about how students document how they put their art out into the community. The Guerrilla action of making sure art is available in our everyday walk of life is important to how we run this class. The students make the art, we make color copies, and the copies are distributed out into the community. Some just give it away (as can be seen in pictures of happy people receiving art). But, some students are a bit more creative in leaving art for people to find. One student, Julian, did a performance and documented it with video. I'll let you see what he did for yourself. It is very clever...

Here is the link to the blog page with Julian's work.

Here is the link to our current work. We are putting up a lot of new work this week and next week. So stay tuned and keep checking us out.

Valerie Xanos