This past weekend, of my favorite shows Saturday Night Live, had a famous painting as the subject of one of their sketches! I thought it was very ironic because we literally learned about American Gothic THIS past week in 2nd hour.
2nd hour students recreated this painting in their Grid Enlargement project (see previous post) originally painted by Grant Wood. The sketch featured Kenan Thompson, Jason Sudeikis, and host Anne Hathaway. The plot of this American Gothic skit was mocking the pose of the two characters in Grant Wood's painting.
I definitely got a good laugh out of it. The sketch is currently on Hulu, and I'm sure will soon be a YouTube video. You can view it by clicking on the screen shot picture above. The original painting by Wood is pictured below.
This week we got the assignment to create grid enlargements of the famous painting, American Gothic by Grant Wood. Each of us got a teeny tiny square piece of the painting. We then had to enlarge it onto our picture plane and make sure that they all lined up. It was open medium, so some painted or used other coloring utensils. You also were allowed to paint your square any color you wanted to, some did realistic colors while some did random colors. This assignment was fun and taught us all to work together to create an awesome piece of artwork.
This week in first hour we had to take pictures for our group scavenger hunt. We had to take a senior style picture of everyone in our group, a group picture, and use members of our group to spell out jets, and a jumpshot. We also had a powerpoint we had to complete. The powerpoint was on a famous photographer, and some of his/her pictures. It also contained our pictures of objects spelling out an eight letter word.
The other project we did was a grid enlargement of Vincent Van Gogh's artwork (Starry Night and Sunflowers). We took a normal picture and cut it into many smaller photos. We had to draw what the photo looked like but we had to make it on a bigger piece of paper and at the end we will put it together and make one huge photo.