Inspiration for Concentration
This week the AP 2D Studio Art students took a field trip to investigate different artistic inspiration for their portfolios. The students had two different objectives to collect inspiration. First the students were tasked with photographing the environment in order to record inspirational imagery, but also to view art from contemporary artists whose work is rooted in conceptual thought.
The field trip started by walking around and photographing the historic Chicago water tower and viewing the gallery inside. We then had lunch inside Water Tower Place before heading to the Museum of Contemporary Art. Finally, we ended our trip at the Richard Gray Gallery inside the John Hancock Building.
During the first semester in the AP 2D Studio Art course, students created 12 art pieces to develop a breadth of media as well as various concepts. In the second semester, the AP students are challenged to create 12 art pieces that explore the depth of a conceptional concentration. This means that the AP students must create 12 art pieces that all have a similar theme and aesthetic style. This field trip marks the first step to investigating what the students want to focus on for their 12 concentration pieces.
Photo Credits: Emmanuel McCoy and Lamontina Toomer