BRING THE ADIRONDACKS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM
|Adirondack Landscape Quilt "Reflections of the Adirondacks"
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|Grade: 10 - 12th Grade
Class: Art elective
|NYS Content Area Standard:
Standard 1: Creating, Performing, and Participating in the Arts
Standard 3: Responding to and Analyzing Works of Art
|NYS Interdisciplinary Standard:
Math, Science & Technology:
Standard 4: Science
|Adirondack Curriculum Content Area:
Culture & The Arts
|Keywords: Quilting, Adirondack plants and animals, art styles|
|Investigative Question or Issue: Can a hand-painted, quilted wall hanging be created to represent the flora and fauna of the Adirondack Mountains?|
It would be adviseable to have students involved with a related Science class challenge - or working with students who are participating in the Science challenge.
After looking at websites and the pamphlet "The Adirondack Park", students were instructed to use the computers and books in the library to research the Adirondacks. They needed to know where they are and gain an appreciation for it in order to complete the project.
A guest speaker, Sandra Hildreth, showed examples of her work, gave background information, and talked about the importance of; artist statements, painting on site, and learning from other artists.
A field trip was taken to the VIC at Paul Smith's with Mrs. Cook's Biology classes to sketch, take photos, and gather information about plants and animals at the VIC ( a small sampling of the Adirondacks). Students were instructed to use this information when brainstorming before creating their composition to paint on a fabric block or canvas.
Students were instructed to compare and contrast the realistic and the abstract style of painting, previously studied by researching from the internet and books from the library.
Arts Forever Wild Project
Painting - using sketches and photos of VIC and information gathered by biology classes about flora and fauna at the VIC to create a painting with fabric paints on 12" squares of unbleached muslin. These will be sewn together to create a quilted wall hanging to be exhibited at the Remington Arts Festival in Canton, NY in October, 2004.
Write an artist statement about your painting
Compare and contrast abstract style (already researched and painting created) to the realistic style of painting used to create the wall hanging.
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Researched the adirondacks, history of the park, images of the mountains and listened to lecture by Sandy Hildreth about how the Adirondacks have influenced her paintings
Sketched and used photos to brainstorm an Adirondack composition
Individually created a painted quilt square using muslin and fabric paint
Wrote an artist's statement about your painting
Compared and contrasted abstract and realistic styles of painting
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