Those individuals that are teaching in an art school may be thinking about some really unique things that they can do with their students. After all, it is really nice to get out of the building from time to time. Students can learn a lot outside of the class room and it some activities can become really big motivators for the students.
One art school activity to consider would be a community service project. This can take place in the school, or outside of the school. The teacher can work with the students to identify a mural that can be created. If you do not want to go as far as creating a mural then you could even consider working with local businesses to allow the students the opportunity to decorate their windows for the holidays. Just imagine how your students would feel if they knew that their work was going to be seen by everyone in the community.
Think about having an art fair. This could take place at a local town hall, or within a community organization. You could have a theme and each student could create a piece or art related to that theme. It may be a great idea to use this as a fund raiser to earn money for your art class. You can sell tickets to individuals that want to attend. Consider giving prizes for the art so that students will be a little more motivated to try their best.
No matter what type of art school activity you want to do, always encourage your students to be creative. Allow them to think outside of the box. You may be really surprised by their artistic abilities.
Zettiology is a new type of art that was developed by Teesha Moore. The moment you see some samples of her work, you’ll be swept away by its beauty. The type of work she does takes seemingly ordinary things and turns them into something that feels almost otherworldly.
Although it can be difficult to accurately describe Zettiology, looking at the images Moore has created makes one think both of some great fantasy novels, such as Where the Wild Things Are and comic books at the same time. The art work manages to be both simple and fantastical at the same time. It also has an abstract quality that is created by merging pieces and parts of images that don’t usually belong together to create something completely different is oddly appealing.
The great thing about Zettiology is that there are aspects of the art that will appeal to just about everyone. The art is quirky enough to look good in an office or study, stylish enough to make a focal point in a living room, and charming enough to be used to decorate a nursery. It’s a great choice when you’re looking for a one of a kind item that will make a great gift for the difficult to shop for person on your gift list. The hard part will be deciding which pieces you want to give to loved ones and which pieces you want to keep for yourself.
Finding some Zettiology that you can display on your own walls isn’t difficult. Moore has created an Etsy store that makes ordering your favorite images a piece of cake. You can choose from some goregious black and white images, or pieces that make stunning use of rich colors.
Every college across the country is a great place to find something that is new and enriching. However some of the colleges are better than others. Some colleges are better in business and others are better in medicine. Some colleges are better in food and others are better in art. However every college has a few things in common. The most common thread that binds all the colleges is that they all require art classes. Taking art classes in college is something that we all have to do. Regardless of how it impacts your major, art is something that the higher ups think will enrich your life and add a source of thought as well. So with that being said lets examine some of the things you will learn while taking art classes in college. The first thing that art classes in college will teach you is that girls love art. From a guy’s perspective, and even a few girls, this is a great place to meet girls. If you are looking for a one-night stand or even a new fling, art classes in college could be the best place to find a pretty girl that has few inhibitions.
Art classes in college will also give you the chance to learn about famous artists from years past. These classes will perhaps give you a new appreciation for the arts and the process of creating art. However above all others it will give you a chance to hone your very own gifts. If you have the ability to draw then you might be able to improve. If you have a desire for sculpting then you might be able to improve this area as well. Whatever you are looking for you will definitely be able to meet your goals by taking art classes in college. After all, they are required.
No, you did not read that wrong. My grandma is a huge fan of paintings and other types of art that depict cats of all kinds. If you knew my grandmother personally, you would not be surprised even if you had never visited her home. I think that some people might be tempted to call her a cat lady, but the truth is that she doesn’t have a whole herd of cats in her home, but her love of cats is really all about art.
Well, I shouldn’t say that she doesn’t have any cats because she does have two cats that have been with her for many years. They are siblings I believe and they don’t do much but sleep and eat, much like many other cats. She loves them so much that not only does she have a lot of art in her home showing her cat love, but she also has a few paintings of her cats up on the wall as well.
I really love my grandma and I think it is hilarious that she likes cat art so much. What I don’t think it so funny is that she thinks that we all love cat art as much as she does. So when a birthday rolls around for one of her grandkids, she tends to give us at least one thing each year that has a cat on it or in it. I think that she really does mean the best so I always graciously accept the gifts, but really I have no idea what I will do with another picture of a cat sleeping in a bed of flowers!
So many people that fall into the art world are viewed as off or even weird. I have to admit that there have been times when I was not interested in dealing with the artsy folks simply because they can be hard to deal with. But in order to fully understand and appreciate the work of an artist you have to understand the art of making art. Sure, we all enjoy looking at the picture that has been freshly painted and we all like seeing the metal sculpture, but what about the energy and art that went into making the art a reality? The truth of the matter is that there are hundreds of hours that go into making the art you like and the art you love. Heck, there are even hundreds of hours in the art that you don’t like. So lets look at all the process and all the things you have to do in order to make the art a reality.
The first thing you have to do in the art world is you have to come up with an idea. This can be the hardest part of the process of making art because it takes an inspiration in order to make something arty. So what I usually do is spend some time looking at nature and studying the way that things move and operate. For me this is the best way to find the inspiration that I need. The next thing you have to do is actually mock up the art. A lot of artist will simply do a one off but for me I have to build it first and then make it again. This will enable me to remove any poorly designed or thought out parts. For me, this is the best way to make art. I love art and I think you will like art too if you only try to jump into it.
It has been many years since I have tried my own hand at creating my own masterpiece for the art world. I used to love to paint and draw, but I just don’t seem to have the time anymore. I thought we would never have an artist in the family again because my husband and kids just don’t have the interest that I once did. But apparently I was wrong because there is one more member of the family that I completely discounted.
Our cute little dog Beaver took it up on himself to get into my old paints and create a masterpiece of his own. Thankfully he was out in the garage when all of this happened so we don’t have a huge mess in the house to clean up. Anyway, I know that there may not be too many art experts that would consider what Beaver did to be art, but our family really loves what he created. The garage floor is extra colorful now and after a bath, Beaver is back to himself.
That is until we let him paint more pictures. But the next time we made sure that we provided him a proper canvas on the floor and paints that wash out of the his fur just a bit better. While some people may think we are silly that we let our dog play in paints and then call it art, we love that he is having fun and we never know what his next art creation will look like. It would be pretty cool if he could eventually have some art hanging up somewhere around town, but for now it looks like the garage is the best place to display his great art.
Public schools have cut back so much when it comes to art education that it is really sad these days. You cannot find many schools that have art classes anymore and don’t even get me started on music. I have seen the schools take all of these wonderful educations down to the bare minimum until I am tired of seeing it. I am thankful that I home school is all I have to say about that! Art education is important and I am going to tell you a few reasons why this is so true in this blog post today.
Art teaches children how to be creative. Without art, your kids will not learn how to successfully make things of beauty. Art is a lost art, no pun intended. Not only will art teach your child how to be creative but it also helps them to learn things such as math and science more easily. Think about it this way…if your child wants to go into advertising for his or her career, they are going to have to take some sort of art class in order to know how to show others what they have to sell. Advertising without art would be very boring if you ask me. We need to be able to express ourselves and if we don’t learn art in school where are we going to learn it?
When art is taught in school kids tend to do better in problem solving classes. This is a proven fact and it is scientifically proven as well. School minus art programs creates children who have no idea how to express their feelings and that leads to a world of problems we have already seen come to fruition in the last 10 years or so.
Art is becoming a thing of the past when it comes to our school systems these days. Art programs are being cut left and right to try to save money for other “more important” things for our kids to learn. I don’t know about you but I would rather see health being cut instead of art. Health classes these days have been turned into a way for liberal beliefs to be instilled in our children. The health classes of today are not what you and I remember when we were in school. They are teaching your children how to use contraceptives and that being gay is not wrong. While this may be all well and good in the liberal world, it is not ok to us Christians! Can I get an amen?
Art is a great way for your child to be able to express him or herself without being judged. I remember when I was in school art being one of my favorite classes because I could put whatever I wanted on the paper and it was always good enough. Making art is also a great outlet for those children who don’t excel in other classes to feel good about themselves and their abilities. You may have a child that is a slow learner, but once you put them in an art class they may be the star of the school!
Do what you can to try to get art back into your school system if it has been taken out or dwindled down. Hold a rally, make signs, talk to the principal. You may be surprised at what you and the other parents can accomplish one school at a time!