Chines and Japanese Innovations in Art with 6th though 8th grade
This Placeworks residency took place in the art room at Glenwood Middle School. Sixth through eight grade students got an introduction to artwork, processes, materials, vocabulary, economy, and history of art from Japan and China.
Through printmaking students explored Japanese Gyotaku prints (prints made from fish) and foam prints exploring the ancient Chinese Terracotta Warriors. Using found objects from nature and recycled materials students dove into the amazing art of handmade paper.
Here are a few of the GLCE and Common Core standards we touched on in this residency:
Visual Arts Standards
> Demonstrate a printmaking process using a variety of ink colors
> Create an original artwork that communicates ideas about the functions of art in culture
> Discuss how different cultures have different concepts of beauty, and how people might respond differently to artworks