What message could this artist be trying to tell his audience? What do you think when you see it? What might it tell you about the artist’s life? What might it tell you about your own life?
I came across this article while I was reading the news on the internet. It’s about this man called Keisuke Yamada who carved bananas to create small sculptures. It seems easy but when you think about it, it’s actually quite hard to do because bananas are delicate and if you make one tiny mistake, it may damage the whole banana.
Here’s the link to the article:
Which of the sculptures are your favourites? I like the dragon the most!
Hope you enjoy!
How has Arts Week been so far? What have you enjoyed? What new skills have you learned? How have you been inspired? What would you like to do more? Who did you enjoy working with?
You have many choices of ways to write and present your writing. To help you make your choices, I will give you a list of questions.
What do you want to write about? What moments, experiences and conversations were important for you? What responsibilities do you have when you write?
Who do you want to write with? Of course, you can work alone, but you also have the option to collaborate with other people in a number of ways.
Who are you writing for? Who is your audience?
Why are you writing? Why is it important to know the reason you’re writing?
How will you use writing to express what you want to say? How will you make sure people will want to read your writing? How will you get your writing read by other people?
For homework, today, spend some time brainstorming answers to these questions and then make a comment to tell us what you’re thinking. Read the questions very carefully and put some good thought into how you will answer them.
I was reminded by the work of Theo Janssen when I saw the photos the boys took of the structures they made.
It also reminded me of some of the sculptures made by Andy Goldsworthy in Paula’s posting:
These are my 2 favorite artists There are many other paintings from these artists. Not just the ones in the video.
I like paintings more than photos and i really like both of these artists because of there great perspectives.
They show that through art.
I like to call there work next level still life’s.
I have seen Picasso’s work in a small french museum and Worhol’s in the Tate Mod in London.
These artists are from very different times.
I’m interested in your opinion… is this art? Why? Why not? Explain your thinking and get the conversation going.
This weekend, Paula created this image for “effervescent” and emailed it to me. Here is her email:
Hi Mr. Sam,
after we have been doing some presentation lessons with Mr. Will I have gone home and looked for more pictures that were relevant. When I tried searching for bubbling soda water nothing really relevant to effervescent came up so I thought I could take a picture by myself.
I first tried with a small camera which didn’t really work at all so I asked my mom to help she said she’d help but we’d use the big camera (Canon 5D). I really trust her because she has taken a lot of good pictures (my dad as well) thats why they bought such a good camera. So my mom even changed the lense because we had a special lense that was especially for close ups and then I was pouring some soda water into a glass while she took pictures and I then worked on it in Picasa.
Hope you like it,
Today, we visited La Lanta Art Gallery on Soi 31. Looking at art is a fantastic way to provoke interesting conversations and learn to think deeply. The Y6 teachers created some thinking routines inspired by the Artful Thinking website.
What was your favourite painting?
How did the conversations go in your group?
Have you been to any other art exhibitions? Can you tell us about them?
Do you know any artists?