Painting at Spiral Workshop:
Cute Degenerate Apparitions
National Art Education Association Conference Seattle 2011
Because this is a large file, I have uploaded it in two parts:
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Also, check out the Spiral Workshop e-Portfolio on this site. It contains pdf files documenting several of these Spiral Workshop painting groups--providing more images, longer versions of the mission statements, and descriptions giving details about objectives and methods for each project. If you don't find the Spiral group that you are especially interested in, let me know and I will make completing documentation of this group a higher priority.
Concept-rich theme-based curriculum explores how metaphors make meaning while utilizing innovative methodologies of teaching color mixing, direct drawing with paint, creating form with value, expressionistic brushwork, postmodern aesthetic strategies, and more.
Spiral Workshop’s Saturday art program for teens is organized in groups that combine exploring a theme with learning about and through an artistic practice/media. Spiral themes investigate underlying metaphors that structure perception and cognition.
This presentation explores three years of Spiral curricula–
Bad & Beautiful Painting
Painting; Panic, Pressure, Pleasure
Chromophobia: Painting in Culture of Fear
Painting: So Cute & Creepy: Apparitions: Painting,
You’ll will be introduced to the theoretical and practical aspects of Spiral painting curriculum–paint distribution, techniques of realist painting, cultivating an appreciation of non-representational painting, constructing theme worksheets to identify personally meaningful content, and contemporary compositional strategies as well as methods for choosing and stimulating discussion about of a wide range of painting and other artworks.
The (De)Generate group studied expressionist artmaking practices—early German Expressionism, Abstract Expressionism and Neo-Expressionist styles. Introduced to the stigmatization of expressionist art as “degenerate” under the Nazi regime, Spiral youth artists questioned why governments sometimes feel threatened by avant-garde art. If your curriculum teaches students about the style and purpose of modernist art practices (such as elements and principles, expressionist styles, or abstract painting), also teach the history of modern art being feared and repressed in non-democratic societies.