In all honesty, I used to dislike the artwork of Jasper Johns. I thought it was boring, sloppy, and meaningless. My opinion began to change once I saw his art hanging in the HIGH museum. It was this experience that led me to introduce Jasper Johns to 3rd Graders in the form of collagraph print making. Now, I enjoy his art even more. Thank you 3rd grade for opening my eyes.
After reading bios on 3 different artists (one being Jasper Johns), I showed this slide show
http://prezi.com/cz-9fqwseazf/untitled-prezi/?auth_key=566ebdf1c96c125428d34b1bc87cfe8c20c06f22&kw=view-cz-9fqwseazf&rc=ref-16871561. At first I did not reveal the name of the artist that made the artwork. Instead, we investigated an artwork till we figured it out. Funny, many started out by not being too keen on his art but then changed their mind. Hum?
|preparing our prints for display - adding oil pastels to the negative spaces, mounting and signing our art|
|date of something special|
Jasper Johns also did an artwork called Cups for Picasso. Some of us had some time to make our version of a friend's profile. I certainly wish I had taken more photos of these.
|action shot - adding pattern to the negative space|