The SKSS Visual Arts Department believes that the quality of a student’s life is uniquely enriched in essential ways by the development of skills and values learned in the creation of artworks. Visual arts encourage the students to function on multiple intellectual, analytical, thoughtful and expressive levels.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Picturing Sound

Ceramics students at SKSS are working with clay to create 3D heads! They also have the difficult task of representing a metaphor of a sound.

Inspired by the work of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736 – 1783) a German-Austrian sculptor most famous for his busts of faces contorted in extreme facial expressions.He was a gifted sculptor in Vienna when Mozart composing. Then his mind went began to go, he continued to sculpt. He would pinch himself to make his face contort and then sculpt it.

Here are the students at work in class. We are excited to see the outcome of this project!