Art + Research = Awesome

The library is looking artfully colorful these days thanks to Ms. Leonard’s 8th Grade art class. What began with research ended up with some impressive original artwork.  Research and art? Yes!

Artists borrow ideas from each other all the time! To explore the process of art appropriation, eighth grade artists spent a day in the library researching artists and gathering ideas for their own work. — Ms. Leonard

In this lesson on art appropriation, students learned how to research and take inspiration from an artist, mimicking their chosen artist’s style, color palette, composition and/or subject matter, but without copying an actual piece of art. The resulting pieces reflect the influence, but also maintain a sense of each student’s individual style.

Stop by the library and take a look! You might find some inspiration of your own!

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