365 Artists 365 Days Project at the Wisconsin Art Education Association Conference

Today Mr. Juarez presented the 365 Artists 365 Days Project at the Wisconsin Art Education Association Fall Conference at the Bruce Guadalupe Community School in Milwaukee. This project is used as a vehicle to infuse Literacy into the art room. This project exposes, educates, and engages his Art Foundations 1/2 students into the world of Contemporary Art through the use of technology, silent reading, group discussion, and individual work on a weekly basis.

Mr. Juarez is currently compiling a list consisting of artists’ names, locations, website and genres. To receive this database email Mr. Juarez at fjuarez(at)sasd.net and in the subject box type: 365 Database. This will become available in early  January 2015.

Mr. Juarez is available to talk to any teacher interested in implementing this project into his/her art curriculum. 

About the 365 Artists 365 Days Project

On January 1, 2014, Frank Juarez from the Frank Juarez Gallery (Sheboygan) and Rachel Quirk and Zina Mussman from the Greymatter Gallery (Milwaukee) launched the 365 Artists 365 Days Project to the world.

What started as a way to spotlight contemporary artists daily  from across the country blossomed into getting the attention of artists from across the globe such as Germany, Slovenia, Australia,  Russia, London, Serbia, Israel and the United Kingdom.

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Click here to download his presentation and handout(s). 

365 Artists 365 Days Project Frank Juarez – PowerPoint

365 Artists 365 Days Project Frank Juarez  – PDF

365 Artists 365 Days Project Art Edition (Flyer) – PDF

Student Audio

All questions can be directed to Frank Juarez, art department chair, at fjuarez(at)sasd.net.

Mikado Backdrop Coming to an End

These past three weeks have been a whirlwind of excitement and trying to get all Drawing/Painting I students to contribute to this unique experience of painting the backdrop for North’s upcoming play, “Mikado”.  We had our obstacles as you can see from the photos below. 

Students were asked to break into groups or work alone to come up with a design that best represented this play (based on an initial sketch from Mr. Johnson). To work on an idea when it is not yours can be a challenge and the effort can be minimal. However, these students welcomed the opportunity to work on a large-scale painting and worked well in a group setting. 

This marks our 4th project working with Mr. Johnson. 

Here are some photos documenting the process.