I got home late. Apparently, my dogs find this unacceptable.
Ever since my students learned about street artist Banksy they blame anything that goes awry or missing on “Banksy” because, “Ms. Z.! No one ever sees him; no one knows what he looks like. Banksy’s sneaky!”
Ladies & Gents, the newest superhero on the block: “Batquisha.” #artsed #icantmakethisstuffup
Student: “That’s the pope?! I thought that was Gandalf!”
Art teachers may perceive work at the early stages of fanart development as mindless or addictive copying, for students will resist exploring broader canons of art until they have absorbed the essence of a beloved character by mastering the technique of drawing this form (Sennett, 2009). For the fan youth, copying is not only a strategy for learning artistic technique, but also a mindful exploration of relationships among visual elements, gesture, form, and meaning. Eventually, when a student feels acceptance of her need to associate with a particular narrative subject and is encouraged by her ability to render a competent representation of it, she may voluntarily seek knowledge about additional intricacies of proportion, perspective, drawing figures in movement, backgrounds, or aspects of good composition. This knowledge expands the fanartists repertoire of artmaking skills and contributes toward an ultimate goal of gaining recognition among fellow fans, not only as an excellent portrayer of the source works, but as re-interpreter of the work.Enchanting Tales and Imagic Stories: The Educational Benefits of Fanart Making - Marjorie Cohee Manifold (via empiricaltruth)
Some rather bewildering paintings by the talented and I can only imagine incredibly quirky Bryan Brown. Very reminiscent of an art style that is now perceived as “old fashioned” or “traditional” but I would rather look at the world and marvel at it’s incredible beauty and attention to detail, the style also lends itself well to the vintage nature of its subjects.
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Just broke up the 2nd boy fight of the day (in heels). I may have yelled, “anyone wanna fight has gotta get through me first!” #education #tallprivilege