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Topic: A very "Starry Night" collaborative work, oil pastels, by my students!  (Read 4853 times)
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« on: January 09, 2008 07:56:30 PM »

I work at a charter high school with some awesome students. I have the pleasure of teaching weekly "art workshops" (every Tuesday at 11 am!) A couple of months ago I had the students do a collabortive piece with oil pastels. I took the famous Starry Night painting and made a grid of 63 squares and assigned several students a couple of random squares each. They made a larger version of the squares on 4" x 4" bristol board with oil pastels... and this is the result! It turned out FANTASTIC! I especially love this project because it shows how differently each student interprets color, line, and shape. What is "dark blue" to one student is completely different to the other.

I would love to give the students credit for this awesome project, but I know it's not safe (and probably not legal?) to give their full name. So thank you to: Carlos, Arlando, David, Ellarese, and Josue! (I also had to finish up about 10 left over squares myself).

I have the picture at home because we had to "clean shop" recently, and unfortunately a lot of the students projects had to be sent home or thrown away.  Cry This is one of my favorite projects so I asked it I could take it home myself.

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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2008 08:06:25 PM »

Beautiful! It really is lovely to see the different interpretations.

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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2008 08:22:32 PM »

This is really great!  Do the squares from the individual students tend to look the same?  I was wondering if I tried to do the same thing by myself while doing all the squares in a random order on different days.  It probably wouldn't be nearly as striking, but maybe you could notice subtle differences?  Or maybe it could incorporate squares from several different mediums?

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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2008 08:23:57 PM »

Wow, it look fantastic! Also, I love your pillows Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2008 08:36:23 PM »

this is so so cool! you should have it framed Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2008 08:58:51 PM »

I'm a HUGE Van Gogh fan, and this is fantastic!


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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2008 09:04:43 PM »

I'm glad everyone likes it!  Grin Sometimes I wonder if their work really is as awesome as I think, or if I'm just acting like a parent who thinks everything their kids do is wonderful.  Cheesy

And chilledsoup: I would bet it would look much different if you did it on different days! On days when you're sad, the colors would probably be more dull and dark. On days when you're feeling passionate, your lines would probably be more bold and expressive! I actually think a project like this would look more cohesive if it were all done by the same artist! You should try it and send me pics! Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2008 09:13:33 PM »

 Grin This is WAY AWESOME!!! I wish we did stuff like that when I was in school  Tongue

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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2008 12:34:15 AM »

That is really nice.  I can just imagine that as a quilt.
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2008 06:03:19 AM »

that is my all-time favorite piece of art!!

they did a wonderful job!!!

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