Pacita Abad: Mixed-Media Paintings
Create a colorful, mixed media painting inspired by artist Pacita Abad.
Putting Together the Puzzle: Leo Valledor’s Shaped Canvases
To understand the choices that go into creating Leo Valledor’s shaped canvas
What Leo Valledor’s Titles Tell Us
Objective: Examine Valledor’s use of titles to understand how language and image work together to create an aesthetic experience.
“When You Look at It from an Angle”: Perceiving Leo Valledor’s Art
A “Vibration I Can See”: Jazz in Leo Valledor’s Art
Objective: To understand how Leo Valledor drew inspiration from jazz music.
“Color Affects space”: Leo Valledor, Race, and Reception
Objectives: To understand how Valledor’s Filipino American identity shaped his art and his reception by the art community; to learn how to brainstorm substantive interview questions.
Public Art and Civic Participation
Objective: Students will consider how public art promotes civic participation and social commentary by 1) researching Bay Area public art and completing research assignments or, 2) submitting grant proposals for hypothetical public art.
The Dichotomy Between Fine Art and Crafts
Objective: Students will explore the dichotomy between craft and fine art while investigating Ruth Asawa’s sculpture work and identity.
Wire Sculpture Explorations
Objective: Students will critically examine Ruth Asawa’s sculpture work and create their own works of art in her style using principles of geometry and 3-D shapes