IllinoisHumanities

This course introduces students to various 2-D and 3-D art forms such as drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, printmaking, digital rendering and graphic design techniques. Students explore the fundamental elements of art and design and how they can be used to create decorative and functional artwork. Students learn about contemporary artists and their practice along with critical ways of looking at art.

Unit Plan Description

Looking Within: Practices in Self-Reflection and Material — A study of meditation, watercolor, weaving, oil pastels, and self-care. Youth will be introduced to a new technique for self-care while learning a new art method. Within these 10 weeks, youth will create 4 images based on their true self which will then be placed in a window frame. Thus in the completion of this project youth will see their true reflection in the window.

Teaching Artist: Alexandra Antoine