Dr. Robert & Gladys Dunn Grant: Creating Organized Chaos, a Visit from Artist Mijumi

  • School Year: 2017-2018
  • Applicants: Stacey Grindle, Lead Teacher
  • School: King Philip Middle School
  • Subjects: Visual Arts

The artist Mijumi will visit King Philip Middle School and inspire sixth grade artists with his style of mark making and patterns while connecting to culture and heritage. Students will be able to create their own work using similar techniques developed from Mijumi's style in a workshop format. Working for three full days, students will understand the artist's sensibilities regarding his approach to painting, emotion and cultural relevance. Students will engage in discussions about style, process, inspiration and his artistic journey and will gain artistic independence through this exploration. Mijumi will join sixth grade visual art classes for three days and bring commonly used items he creates as works of art with him. He will reach 120-150 students in this workshop. The personalization of each student's work will be the driving force of the workshop while challenging students to explore and connect with common objects and traditional painting materials. Students will be introduced to his creative process and will take part in a unique, meaningful personal artistic process relevant to this moment in history. The artist will bring examples of his work as inspiration and a "jumping off" point for student creation.

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