Students will be able to investigate a theme chosen by the class and represent this theme through a work of art that shows their voice as an artist using a variety of materials.
Goal: Start your final sketch
What kinds of imagery will portray the theme you are working with? What composition will you use?
Period 2 Culture Today's focus: East Alumni Tony Ortega
"As an artist I compose with paints, pastels, appropriated images, digital technology, found posters, prints and forms. This enables me to use distortion and exaggeration for emotional effect. My work interweaves, juxtaposes, and overlaps unlikely images from American, Mexican, Chicano and popular cultures that include icons, symbols, history, humor and the contemporary world to foster opportunities for the bending of meaning." http://www.tonyortega.net/paintings.html
Period 3 Tattoo design
To the ancient Hawaiians tattoos were more than simple decorations. They used to identify individuals and to link them with a specific tribe and family. Tattoo’s also offered protection to their owner, something Hawaiian warriors needed.
Did you know in ancient Hawaii the tattooist was the only one who determined the design and not the client? That’s just one difference between Hawaiian and Western forms of tattooing.