8th grade students studied American contemporary artist Jasper Johns (http://www.jasperjohns.com/). Jasper Johns believes that even though we use numbers and letters every day, we don’t really think about them. Jasper Johns wanted us to look at symbols, numbers, letters, etc., as details and see them in a new way, as art! Considering such, he made paintings which focused on just that; symbols, numbers, letters, etc. He decided he was going to use them in his paintings so that people could enjoy their shapes. 8th graders did the same thing by selecting letters, numbers and symbols that meant something to them to create their own trompe l’oeil painting.

View all of the students’ creations on Artsonia at: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=676104

Taught Rotation 3: February 19th 2014,Taught Rotation 2: October 28th 2013, Taught Rotation 1: August 30th 2013.

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