KQED posed the question: If you were to study an issue related to marine ecosystems, what would it be? Why? What ocean science career would you choose to pursue? You can read more about careers in marine science and issues related to marine ecosystems in the Do Now entitled, “What Would You Study About The […]
Artists often work in series and editions to develop their style, creating multiple variations on one piece to explore different approaches and develop a signature style. In the latest video from Art School, Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor talks about the inspiration behind her army of sculptural creatures, and describes how her style developed, and how she pushed her work to new heights with a lot of practice.
How can you find inspiration by paying attention to the environment around you? This Do Now asks students to capture an everyday moment or juxtaposition of objects that seems meaningful in some way.
What do you believe is the role of public spaces? Public spaces can be physical (ie., a park, a beach, a bus) or virtual (ie., Tumblr, Second Life, Instagram). What is a public space that you find inspires creativity, reflection, or even social action? How might you express yourself publicly in that space?
Artists have a history of publishing manifestos. A manifesto is a written public statement declaring the intentions, motives, or views of an individual or group. Manifestos are noted for their powerful and bold language. Create a short manifesto that expresses your own point of view about the role of art or artists in political and social change.
You’ve undoubtedly noticed viral videos flying around the Internet featuring dance sensations, trends, and memes like the Harlem shake phenomenon and riffs off of Gangnam Style. Dance crazes have a long history of sweeping the nation, and platforms like YouTube and Facebook foster a worldwide dancing dialogue. Dance crazes are a significant part of American culture and span history, including wildly varying moves, ranging from the 1920’s Charleston to contemporary twerking. What’s your signature dance move?
For several years now, the practice of making things has really turned into a cultural phenomenon. Referred to as Maker Culture or the DIY Movement, self-sufficiency through completing tasks without the aid of a paid expert (aka do-it-yourself), usually involving technology and online sharing has truly exploded around us, especially in the Bay Area. Why is this happening?