Inquiry-Based Art Projects

November 21st, 2019
Category: News

Sixth Graders are busily working on their first inquiry project of the year. Each student writes a proposal to study a work of art about which they want to learn more, and then they recreate that work in a medium of their choice. This is the culmination of all of the skills they’ve acquired throughout their time at PMFS. In a few weeks, once these are done, they will have a presentation and critique in which they demonstrate what they’ve learned throughout the project.

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Here you can see Aydin and Yona creating works inspired by the architecture and public art of Antoni Gaudí,  while Liam creates a mask of King Tut. Mari is creating a multi color block print inspired by a work of Georgia O’Keeffe, while Julian is creating a bestiary of mythological creatures. Nate is exploring typography and is in the process of creating a collage inspired by the artists of the Dada art movement. Not pictured, Aleah is learning Photoshop and graphic design to create a screen print, and Samuel is embarking on casting sculptures using a mould.