What if they…

If I was a teacher of senior students, and those in Uni courses etc. I would love it if students came and asked questions, lots of them! Or even if they chatted more to explore Visual Art activities.

I think other teachers would be the same… it would clearly show they have an interest in the subject and wanted to know more.

So how do you (as a Teacher) go about getting students to ask more questions? Chances are you will have a bunch of methods to use or perhaps only a few. Consider trying these on for size.

I figure it’s a great routine to get into, so people can more naturally explore areas of interest and look at ways of being more engaging, articulate and generally more interesting..

Exploring Materials in Visual Art

Exploring various materials is often a major part of Visual Art Studies and it can be easy to forget a few here and there, so I created a simple list to work with.

Somehow Teachers need to get through a fair bit of exploration work, often in tight time frames. This list should give them a reminder of items to include in their efforts to ensure Students have a good start to extended studies.

Students you can use this list to suggest materials to your teachers. This way as you move into other areas of study in Visual Art you can at least have some level of skill in many of these areas.

Oh did I leave anything out? drop me a line if I did! 🙂

2D

General media
Drawing
Collage
Pen and ink
– Marbling

Paper cut outs
– Stencilling

Paint

Support

Print
Lino
Etching
Stencil work
Collographs
Mono prints
Copier prints
– Screen printing

Digital media
Photography
Photo Manipulation
Animation
Digital painting
Graphic design
Multimedia

3D

Wood
Carving
Construction
– Found object development

Ceramics
Coils
Slabs
Pinch pots
Busts

Mixed media
Paint and added media
2D – 3D
Installation art – Found object – Impermanent works