I spent the last few weeks as an artist-in-residence at a school for particularly awesome teens. It’s a specialized school with only fifty students and, since this is my third or fourth stint there, I’ve had the opportunity to really get to know the kids.
For this term, I decided to embrace the Halloween season and have the students imagine character through intensive costume and prop-building. As an instructor, this is a challenge because no one is doing the same thing. That means there’s not a lot of demonstrations on my part, but a whole lot of problem-solving.
This means finding the right type of material for each student’s individual project and then helping them build what’s in their imaginations.
We loosely chose the theme of superheroes, though many students decided to lean towards a fantasy or steampunk design.
Over the last few weeks, they drew, painted, sculpted…
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