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Art students enter another dimension

DCHS Journalism

Anna Carter

February 10, 2019

Oberlin art students have stepped into the three-dimensional world of art. All high school art classes have been building sculptures.


The first and third hour classes built sculptures using paper mache, and the second hour class built mobiles.


These projects were a nice break from complex detail oriented work, and allowed the students to create abstract solutions to visual problems,” said art teacher Jillian Springer.


The first and third hour classes were required to create a simple shape using just a contour line. The second hour class was supposed to build a hanging mobile or a mobile with a base. It had to have at least two fulcrums and needed to balance.


The first and third hour classes learned about Jeffie Brewer and his works while the second hour class learned about Alexander Calder and his work with sculptures. The classes were asked to use the artists as inspiration for their pieces.


Senior Lindsey Eskew, a first hour art student, said, “I enjoyed making paper mache sculptures because it was something that we had never done before.”


Junior Sage Lohoefener, a second hour student, said, “I had a lot of fun working on this project. It made me step out of my comfort zone and gave me the chance to make something that was one of a kind.”


“Each of these projects are directly tied to an American sculptor- Alexander Calder and Jeffie Brewer- which furnished the students with direction for their creations as well as knowledge of historical and contemporary artworks,” said Mrs. Springer.


This week the students began working with clay.



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