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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Artistic Behaviors: Some Artists Work in Series

One benefit of the Choice-based art program is that student artists can latch on to an idea and pursue it over several class periods. This behavior is typical of many adult artists, who tenaciously chase inspiration. Five year old "BFM" is creating a picture for each season of the year, and "ML", age nine, has assembled his series of computer-aided drawings into a bound edition. There are students who are amassing collections of line drawings and others who are working to make sets of functional pottery. "LE", age 11, has been working for months on a collection of artfully rendered light sabers, and "TJL", age 7, is exploring the possibilities of paper sculpture. This sort of dedication to an idea, style or medium allows students to work out artistic problem that they, themselves, have posed.

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