MAKING ART: Conveying Character
- Conveying Character
- Theme: U.S. History, Characters/People
- Technique: Sculpture
What do you
want other people to know about you? Students at PS 9 considered this
question as they created bas relief sculptures that symbolize
significant character traits. While making these pieces, students also
considered how authors of historical fiction express the defining
qualities of characters from history.
Teaching Artist: Kristin Ann Melin
"When students look at art honestly and subjectively, they have the opportunity to make discoveries that are personal.
"When students explore art processes and materials, they build their own system of understanding cause and effect.
"When students complete a work of art, they have created something that has a unique place in the world.
"When I teach, my goal is to create an environment where
students learn to trust their own observations, create their own
solutions, and understand their power as artists and humans."
Projects by Kristin Ann Melin
Creating Space for Relationships
Here Yesterday, Gone Tomorrow
With Help from My Friends
Outer Me, Inner Me
Classroom Teachers: Mavgar Mondesir
Artist Assistants: Lauren Baez, Africia Heiderhoff