Welcome to the online art studio, aka the wired atelier*!

This blog is designed for students and families in Allison Fuller-Mulloy's SMHS Art Classes. It is a site for posting our daily work and homework (IWs) each week, ideas and images to explore further, reminders and due dates. I hope this blog will help students by reinforcing the week's major ideas and activities, giving make-up work for absentees, and providing families a look into the atelier every day!

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Keith Haring Murals... Week 8

Students spent this week learning about the artist Keith Haring and studying his artwork. Students were particularly interested in Haring's beginnings as a graffiti artist in New York and his chalk drawings in the NYC subways. Noting Haring's use of semiotics, or symbolic language, students created their own Haring style symbols to communicate ideas they found important in their lives. Students chose ideas like family, sports, religion, friends, music, and

Using the simplified figures typical of Haring's work, students combined their ideas with their classmates in small groups to create murals which they hung around school. The resulting murals were bright, bold, and continue to communicate the ideas students wanted to the entire school on a daily basis!