This year’s theme, “The Language of Art,” explores how visual images and the written word intersect to create meaning. The art included could include graffiti, calligraphy, comics, story llustration, collage, and creative writing may also be added.
NewArt Northwest Kids: The Language of Art will be on view February 22 to May 28, 2017.
To help you start thinking about some ways you might respond to this theme, some resources and lesson ideas are below
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER WHEN CREATING A WORK OF ART FOR THIS EXHIBITION
• What words would you use to describe your personality? Consider how those words can be used as part of a self-portrait and create a work of art that illustrates who you are or who you want to be.
• Have you read a book this year that inspires you? Think about the characters in the book and create a visual story illustrating your favorite parts of the book.
• Imagine that you are listening to a favorite song. What lyrics stand out to you? How could you illustrate those lyrics in a visual arts piece?
• Is there a poem you have read that you think would be a resource for drawing? Draw elements of that poem and include your favorite passages in your drawing or painting.
For additional JSMA curriculum resources visit http://jsma.uoregon.edu/teacher-resource-center