Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Earth Works in Little Havana

Just realized we never posted the final images for the intervention projects at Mater Academy. Check it out!!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Girl Power exploring the possibilities of text

Typefaces expressing student impressions of Miami - in TWO WORDS - are drawn, enlarged with an opaque projector, and painted on canvas banners. The completed banners will be exhibited at Miami Art Museum for the Brick x Brick year-end finale on June 9.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mater Constructions

This week students took the task of building 3-D block letters out of corrugated cardboard, the build the word BRICK, and then with wood blocks created a base for their word. An homage to this program.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Landscape interventions.

Last week students from Mater Academy took over the some of the public areas around the School to create attention to environmental issues.

Image transferring- Mater Academy

In the process of creating our large scaled paintings we chose typefaces on-line and created small drawings that were then projected and painted onto large canvasses.
Following is a link to collaborative public project created in Chicago where we used this approach to image transferring. State Street Mural
Also see how artists used projection to recreate and enlarge their images onto different surfaces before electricity- Art and Optics

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A painting being made

by the dedicated group at Mater Academy!

YOUNG ARTS can help you succeed in the arts

Lego on a grand scale

In keeping with the Brick by Brick theme, check this out! James May of the BBC show Toy Stories built and designed a two story house made of the boldly-colored pieces. The entire process took two weeks and 3.3 million little bricks!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Placing the building projects...

Yesterday a group of student makers from Girl Power took their buildings to sites in the hood to see their work interact with real spaces.

Updates from the Garden

Girl Power's New Earth Garden in the making.
The site keeps getting new elements and ideas for improvement.
Last week feathers and dry leaves were added.
Each element creates new meanings and possibilities.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Banners - Describe Miami in 2 words

Mater Academy students are painting with house paint on large canvas and paper dropcloths.
After boiling down their description of Miami in 2 words, the text is given a graphic expression, and painted in a limited palette.
Happy Sorrow.
Urban Elephants.
to come:
Lively Panic.
Lavish Poverty.
Endless City.
Mahou Diverse.
and more.......