a collection of interesting artists, artifacts, and images; especially those relevant to art education or the possible inclusion in an art classroom.

14th June 2013

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Classical sculptures dressed as hipsters look contemporary and totally badass →

I have just discovered a whole new dimension to classical sculpture. If you dress the sculptures as hipsters it gives them an awesome new look. They become contemporary and totally badass. Needless…

What a cool way to look at figurative sculpture! Might be a great hook to a lesson, or a way to “see differently” the traditional art we know!

14th April 2013

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Portia Munson’s latest show at P.P.O.W uses photography, installation, and sculpture to create a vibrant and colorful atmosphere that examines nature, including our own.

This would be a great project for photo manipulation and basic photoshop skills! Could mesh it with collage artists and a student-relevant subject… I’m already excited about it!

13th March 2013

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Would be great to teach forced connection and digital image manipulation


Would be great to teach forced connection and digital image manipulation

6th January 2013

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22nd December 2012

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Ballpoint Pen Portraits of Dreamy Actors

Awesome examples of pen and ink, mark-making, and portraiture

Tagged: peninkart edportraitmark makingpen & ink

17th December 2012

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Glazed ceramics Heads by Jun Kaneko

Could be a cool ceramics sculpture project with identity, pattern, abstract symbolism, etc

13th December 2012

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Indiana Jones Mystery Package

We don’t really even know how to start this post. Yesterday we received a package addressed to “Henry Walton Jones, Jr.”. We sort-of shrugged it off and put it in our bin of mail for student workers to sort and deliver to the right faculty member— we get the wrong mail a lot.

Little did we know what we were looking at. When our student mail worker snapped out of his finals-tired haze and realized who Dr. Jones was, we were sort of in luck: this package wasn’t meant for a random professor in the Stat department. It is addressed to “Indiana” Jones.

What we know: The package contained an incredibly detailed replica of “University of Chicago Professor” Abner Ravenwood’s journal from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. It looks only sort of like this one, but almost exactly like this one, so much so that we thought it might have been the one that was for sale on Ebay had we not seen some telling inconsistencies in cover color and “Ex Libris” page (and distinct lack of sword). The book itself is a bit dusty, and the cover is teal fabric with a red velvet spine, with weathered inserts and many postcards/pictures of Marion Ravenwood (and some cool old replica money) included. It’s clear that it is mostly, but not completely handmade, as although the included paper is weathered all of the “handwriting” and calligraphy lacks the telltale pressure marks of actual handwriting. 

What we don’t know: Why this came to us. The package does not actually have real stamps on it— the outside of the package was crinkly and dirty as if it came through the mail, but the stamps themselves are pasted on and look like they have been photocopied. There is no US postage on the package, but we did receive it in a bin of mail, and it is addressed to the physical address of our building, Rosenwald Hall, which has a distinctly different address from any other buildings where it might be appropriate to send it (Haskell Hall or the Oriental Institute Museum). However, although now home to the Econ department and College Admissions, Rosenwald Hall used to be the home to our departments of geology and geography

If you’re an applicant and sent this to us: Why? How? Did you make it? Why so awesome? If you’re a member of the University community and this belongs to you or you’ve gotten one like it before, PLEASE tell us how you acquired it, and whether or not yours came with a description— or if we’re making a big deal out of the fact that you accidentally slipped a gift for a friend in to the inter-university mail system. If you are an Indiana Jones enthusiast and have any idea who may have sent this to us or who made it, let us know that, too. 

We know this sounds like a joke/hoax… it’s not (at least, from our end).  Any hints, ideas, thoughts, or explanations are appreciated. We’ve been completely baffled as to why this was sent to us, in mostly a good way, but it’s clear this is a neat thing that either belongs somewhere else— or belongs in the halls of UChicago admissions history.

Internet: help us out. If you’re on Reddit (we’re not) or any other nerdly social media sites where we might get information about this, feel free to post far and wide and e-mail any answers, clues, ideas, thoughts, or musings to indianajonesjournal@uchicago.edu  (yes, we did set up an email account just to deal with this thing). 

Source: uchicagoadmissions

8th December 2012

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Dueling Landscapes by Pablo Iranzo

It’s city vs. city in the main event of this juxtaposed landscape series by photographer Iranzo. It’s terrain vs. topography! Sea vs. sky! This time: it’s personal!

Photog: BehanceTumblr

This could be a cool digital photo manipulation project — possible prompt: Juxtapose two places where you feel that you can act, think, or exist differently. 

Tagged: art edphoto manipulationdigital photography

28th November 2012

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Paintings by Jen Maloney.

Pretty cool contemporary look at material culture. Reminds me of Wayne Thiebaud’s work… might be an interesting connection to explore!

Source: showslow

18th November 2012

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Also a great article: 

Your Art is Gay and Retarded: Eliminating discriminating speech against homosexual and intellectually disabled students in the secondary arts education classroom 

by Brian Payne (2010) in Art Education, Vol. 63, Issue 5, pg 52-54

Source: alisonrowan.bigcartel.com