Inquiry-Based Art Projects
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.
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.