ToK Art Day is Friday, 6/2

Yes, several of you have an outing to Silverwood that day, but there are ways to solve that.  Speak with me.  For those of you here that day, the handout instructions were distributed in class.  Be sure to follow them to do a great job (and also to not fail the project).  Guerilla art 2017  All students should have submitted an Art Proposal in class.

Guerilla art is a fun and stealthy way of sharing your vision with the world. It is a method of art making which entails leaving anonymous art pieces in public places. It can be done for a variety of reasons, to make a statement, to share your ideas, to foster discussion within a community, to send out good karma, or just for fun. Guerilla artists often have a belief in the importance of making art without attachment to the outcome. They do something that has nothing to do with making money, listening to the ego, or earning praise.

Art for Art’s Sake?

On Thursday, we read an argument that Art should do more than be aesthetically pleasing.  Alain Locke argued – during the heart of the Harlem Renaissance – that Art must help influence society.  Critically read the text and consider this task:

Create a continuum of perspectives on these two related topics.  Find at least four different perspectives on each continuum.  Ask your peers what they think and include Alain Locke on the continuum as well.  Use quotes to justify your placement of each speaker.

Art is unnecessary <————————————–>Art is essential

Art for Art’s Sake <————————————–> Art for Social Change {propaganda}

        What role does art play in the community?

         What are the benefits of art?

         What are the drawbacks of art?

Turn in your work at the end of class.

Our Art Unit

Monday in class, we discussed the role art plays in society.  Tuesday, we created and published our own art – a Skyline Graduate.  And Wednesday, we both read a text – What is Art – and visited art sculptures put up by Skyline Sculpture classes – check them out on Instagram @SkylineSculpture.  We completed a worksheet thinking about the role that Art plays in a society.  Get one in class.


Here is our end-of-the-year calendar: Art Calendar


If you’re prepping for the final…

You might start with this list.  Use your journal(s) for guidance.  The format will include:

  • multiple choice questions (roughly 50)
  • reading analysis (critical reading or Multiple choice questions in response to readings)
  • a puzzle
  • a reflection writing sample (perhaps a three-paragraph essay)

Remember, your final is only 5% of your semester grade and I would argue that you’d have to work hard to earn less than half the points on the test.  A cursory review of the material learned this semester would be a good starting place.  Focus on Ethics most heavily.  final terms2017