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February 7, 2013

Abstracted Opposition Art

by Randy Ziegenfuss

This marking period, high school art teacher Mr. Aaron Yetter and library media teacher Mrs. Robin Burns worked with the sculpture and ceramics students to create “abstracted opposition” artworks based on articles and viewpoints in the subscription library database Gale Opposing Viewpoints.  The project required students to focus on a topic in the news with controversial viewpoints and then re-imagine the topic as a three dimensional piece of art.

The students were each asked to familiarize themselves with the database and read about at least three topics they found interesting.  Students picked one of the topics as the centerpiece of their project. Accompanying each piece of artwork was an artist’s statement explaining choices through symbolism, highlighting the main points of the selected topic.

Here are several photographs of display cases showcasing the student artwork.  One display case is outside of Mr. Yetter’s classroom and the second is outside of the high school library.

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All of the information and digital resources for students are located on the high school library LibGuide.

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