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Land Art

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What is Land Art?  What are Earth Works?  Listen to the videos above and prepare your own definition of Land Art.  We will be exploring the the lake shore and back roads around our school to examine a variety of materials and site locations that will contribute to your next art work.  
Consider the types of materials that you have to choose from.  How will your selection affect the environment?  Will the weather affect your work?  Will your artwork be situated in a location that will be viewed by many people?  Think of how photography will help you capture your process as well as the final piece.  
Your finished artwork will be shared on a global scale.  These images will be featured on our class blog as well as Northern Art Teacher (and potentially other sites as well).  
You will be asked to provide a written statement that explains your artwork:   What materials were used, and how easy/difficult they were to work with?Where the art work was made, and why that specific location was …

You've Got Style.

To my grade 12 students:

You've been in art for four years.  You've learned about many techniques and themes throughout high school, and now it is time for your last major task.

Believe it or not, you've been developing your own artistic behaviours since grade 9.  Take a look at Apex High School's rubric, which lists several artistic behaviours and provides descriptors that help us assess our progress.  Can you think of the behaviours in terms of the projects you have completed? What are your strongest behaviours, and where could you improve?

Consider your strengths and weaknesses when you decide how you will complete this last task.


What are your priorities when you make art?  What are you trying to express or communicate?How do your materials help you communicate effectively?  Does it matter which technique you work with?  Why or why not?How important is proper presentation?  Who is your audience, and how will they be affected by your work?  What do you want them to …