Art of the Week Discussion Boards

  • Please, comment on (4) Art of the Week Discussion Boards by the end of the marking period, each of your thoughful comments will be worth 5 points. Your (4) total Art of the Week Discussion contibutions will be worth 20 formative points at the end of the marking period. New art will be posted each week on Wednesday. 

    Trouble shootings- A few of you tried by could not comment on the first discussion board. I believe I have fixed that problem.

    As long as you are able to sign into 365, you should be able to comment. 

    Art 1 and Art 2 use the same discussion boards. 

    I must approve your comments before they will post. 

    INCLUDE YOUR NAME OR I CANNOT GIVE YOU CREDIT! 

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Art of the Week 7: What roll do artists have?

Mark Titchner Please Believe

Art of the Week 7: Discussion


Art of the Week 6: Comic Art

Jen Bartel Comic Artist

Art of the Week 6: Discussion


Art of the Week 5: Digital Art by Caring Wong

Caring Wong Digital artwork Running in the Storm

Digital Art Discussion

  • Digitial art by Caring Wong

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    Artist Caring Wong, makes her art on her computer and then posts it on websites where she sells prints of her artwork. What do you think about art that is made only using a computer? Is it as valuable as art made with an artists hands, like a one-of-a-kind painting or clay sculpture. 

    *REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME SO I CAN GIVE YOU CREDIT FOR YOUR COMMENTS*

    Comments (25)

Art of the Week 4: Recycled Art

Bristol Whales by Sue Lipscombe

Bristol Whales Discussion

  • Bristol Whales

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    Read the article below from BBC News and then comment, " How did the artist use recycled objects?"

    The artwork, named The Bristol Whales, has been installed in Millennium Square to mark the city's status as European Green Capital.

    It represents the threat of plastic pollution in the world's oceans, particularly plastic bags and food and drink packaging, organisers said.

    It will be on show until 1 September 2015.

    The six-ton sculpture depicts a blue whale and a humpback whale swimming through an ocean of "upcycled" bottles, collected from the Bath Half Marathon and Bristol 10k race.

    A Green Capital spokesman said the sculpture was "encouraging people to act now to reduce their consumption of single-use plastics and help protect our oceans for future generations".

    He said Britons spent over £1.5bn on bottled water every year and sent 15 million bottles to landfill every day, and globally eight million tonnes of plastic ended up in oceans each year - equivalent to the body weight of 45,000 blue whales.

    Sue Lipscombe, who designed and built the artwork, said: "Whales are intelligent, beautiful, charismatic animals - they've become symbols of the world's oceans.

    "They have a physical strength but they also represent resilience, the potential for recovery, provided we - as custodians of the oceans - take the right steps to protect them.

    "We're confident that this sculpture will fuel discussion and debate about plastics in the ocean."

    Bristol became the first UK city to be named European Green Capital when it took over from Copenhagen at the start of the year.

    Comments (31)

Art of the Week 3: Nick Cave


Art of the Week Discussion Board: Week 2

  • Take a look at the portraits below by living artists, Niki Pilkington, Kehinde Wiley and Kris Lewis. Pick one of the artworks and in the discussion board write two sentences that complete the statement, I like this artwork because.... Make sure to use the artists name and the title of the artwork in your comment or we might not know what artwork you are referring to. 

    UPDATE: A few students have told me they are unable to post comments even though they are signed in. If you cannot post your comment but would like to be included on the board- email me your comment and I will post it for you. OR, if you've tried and tried and are frustrated you can skip it this week while I try to figure out why it is not working. THANKS Ms. J

Art of the Week 2: Portraits

Art of the Week

Art of the Week: Week 2 - Add your comment here