ArtStarts – Material World

Visual Arts 9/10 Students

collaborating with:

Artist Jacquie Rolston & Artstarts

Local Artist Jacquie Rolston will lead an exploration of the idea of ‘waste’ with students from Ms. Steudels’s Visual Arts 9/10 class. They will document waste in their own lives, either by drawing, photography or film/animation. They will then choose a material to work with, something disposable or ubiquitous in our world, for example blue jeans, bottle caps, coffee pods, etc. Through research, we will trace the material’s path through the world, where and how that material is made, and what happens to it after being discarded. Students will explore the possibilities of the material, how to cut it, shape it, join it, to create a sculpture or useful object from it in response to their research.