Four this nine weeks my Advanced Art students are given a four different projects to choose from. They are left open ended enough so each student can have a finished artwork that represents themselves. The students need to have three projects completed by the end of the nine weeks. One of the projects on this nine weeks was themed "Handscapes". They could basically take that theme and come up with their idea of a "Handscape". They used a variety of media; colored pencils, watercolor pencils, watercolor paints, tempera paints, pencil, markers, oil pastels, etc.
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This student was inspired by Dali.
This student wants to go to college for art. He was struggling to come up with an idea for this project, writer's block if you will. He ended up with this and I loved the meaning of it. This eyeball represents his mind, the fist is cracking open the "mind" to let out all of the ideas that he sometimes has trouble just getting out.