Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Senior Thesis: A Weekly Update

And now an update on my fellow art/education major, Shelby Eden!

Shelby has been making tremendous headway with her students inside the classroom. This weekend one of her art students happened to appear at her tennis tournament and asked one of her coaches, “Is Miss Eden here today?” No doubt Shelby is already making an impact on these kids’ lives!

To recap of last week, her students learned about color theory, how to mix colors and create tints and shades, and learning the relationships between primary, secondary, and tertiary colors. She also showed in class examples of well-known artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Matisse, and Frank Stella.

This week, Shelby taught lessons to her art class on two types of printmaking-the basics of etchings and found object prints. She let them bring in their own objects and coat them in paint and press them on sheets of paper. They also did a sort of print exchange by passing around their papers and making their prints on every student’s paper so that they can all have a print made by each other.
Found Object Print

Collaborative Print

Etching Print With Paint

For her senior show, Shelby has been preparing a website to assist teachers who may not normally teach art to students, as well as displaying each lesson she taught in class with her students’ artwork representing that lesson. 

Tune in next week!


1 comment:

Earl Grey said...

Great idea to do a collaborative print with these kiddos. Thanks for sharing this project (and thanks, Maddy, for the comments!)