In this lesson, students learned about key elements of art and principles of design, and how they apply to the colorful, non-representational images of artist and pathologist Amy S. Joehin-Price, MD. Her photographs capture the rarely seen images of blood pathogens that create striking and undeniable patterns and beauty in the eye of the microscope.
Students then created their own masterpieces using four different watercolor techniques to explore the nonrepresentational qualities of line, rhythm, movement, color, pattern and texture. Finally, they come together to collaborate on making one large composition to hang in our gallery display window.
Since beginning this position in September, I have learned a ton, and am continuing to grow as both a student and a teacher. The above lesson was the first one I helped in planning, writing and teaching, and since then, I have ran many more programs in the gallery alongside the education team. Another memorable Art Explorations lesson was based off the work of sculptor Terry Allen and the commissioned piece, Scioto Lounge, where students drew up their own plans for public sculptures and even created their own miniature statues out of clay.
Below are some photos from Art Explorations and other programs I have assisted with throughout the semester, including our adult class, Crafternoons and community engagement events.