Recontexualized Object

Essential Questions:

  • How does communication occur?
  • What is the relationship between content and context?
  • What is meant by “creative process” ?
  • How might the artist inform the creative process and how might the creative process inform the artist?

Performance Tasks:

  • Use additive and subtractive marking making techniques to create a series of timed observational drawings of an object of choice (brought from home).
  • Identify and delineate interesting visual relationships in drawing series.
  • Extract delineations with scissors.
  • Create two 24” x 36” collages using extracted delineations.
  • Create two 24” x 36” drawings from the collages & incorporate text as a design element.
  • Revisit the collages and embellish at will.
  • Create/construct something from left over scraps remaining from original timed studies.
  • Participate in discussion in which the original questions are revisited. Consider the significance of the overall experience and its relationship to the world around you.

Guest, Tamryn McDermott

Thank you to Mrs. Tamryn McDermott, Director of Admissions, Tyler School of Art for visiting and sharing her expertise about AP Studio portfolio development.


WELCOME to the 2016-2017 school year!

It’s going to be WAY FUN!

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Dani Art Show

Monuments to the Community

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The 3D Expressions class created Monuments to actual or imagined people or events celebrating local history of our Wissahickon community.

Awesome Squiggles

Awesome Squiggles: Honors Art and Portfolio Art students shared work with art students at Austin-East High School for the Arts in Knoxville, Tennessee, through a Skype visit. Students on both ends participated in a global art challenge project where students create original art based on 4 squiggly lines and then share with others around the world.

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