Students did not have access to art supplies so they worked with found objects and materials from home. These students were introduced to a rich history of artists who broke down barriers and expanded the ideas of what art can be.
Since the closure of the school in March, it has been difficult for all of our students. Art students, in particular, have had unique difficulties lacking art supplies and materials to work with. What do we do with an abrupt end to our clay unit now lacking tools, pottery wheels, glazes and the kilns?
Thinking about art lessons with no access to art materials and switching to found objects in the home and outdoors was what we had to work with. To my astonishment, my students have completely amazed me with their creativity and hard work!
Their artist statements brought their ideas to life and showed off their creativity.
- Brian Smith, Blaine High School art teacher