Capstone Concept Map
Experiments in Installation summer course
Upside down drawing
Negative space installation
Found object installations
Confined space installation
Creating with the mundane
Non-representational nature paintings
Experiments with texture (joint compound)
Primary inquiry: How can art media constraints promote creative inquiry through the use of experimental media?
Primary inquiry rephrased: How can the parameters for experimental media allow for cognitive enlightenment from out-of-the box inquiry?
Supporting inquiry 1: How do contemporary artists use alternative materials for art making?
Supporting inquiry 1: How can alternative materials or experimental media be used in an art education setting?
What is possible with no/limited budgets in the art world?
How can art open doors for philanthropy?
How do artistic parameters breed creativity?
*Still developing the exact concrete focus.
Why this research?
Students/teachers with limited materials/budgets.
Virtual learning. Learning outside the physical classroom
Growing critical thinking through experimental media in art
Mixed media art
Found object art
Alternative art materials
Inquiry, experiments, critical thinking
Folk art - materials outside the art store
Nathalie Miebach - art made of storm data,
Magda Sayeg - yarn bombing
Brian Dettmer - Old books reborn as art,
Vik Muniz - art made of wire, sugar, chocolate, string, trash,
Janet Echelman - net sculpture installations,
Alejandro Duran - pollution from oceans as sculptures
Vincent Bal - Drawings from shadows
Olafur Eliasson - Sculptures from light and ice,
Elan Byrd - Miami-based, creates art from raffia/natural twine materials,
Nari Ward - found objects, installations, repurposing,
Hillary Waters Fayle - embroidered dried leaf sculptures, sustainability
Ruby Silvious - Use Tea Bags in Watercolor paintings, repurposing
Jon Foreman - arranged stones, ephemeral, sustainable
Jessica Drenk - organic sculptures from common materials, repurposing
Julien Gobled - digital art, design
Yayoi Kusama - white room as canvas, colored stickers
Roman Ondak - Measuring the Universe, height marks on walls
Potential Artist Example Resources
It's Nice That
Authors on Experimentation
Belluigi (2013) explained that “creativity is promoted by conditions and activities which encourage playfulness, risk-taking and experimentation (p. 9).
Marshall (2010) stated that artistic inquiry is developed through the “active construction of knowledge through hands-on exploration and experimentation, which are interwoven with and shaped by creative thinking” (p. 16).
Dissanayake (1974) explained that “necessity may often be the mother of invention, but this should not obscure the fact that playful experimentation may also stimulate and suggest discoveries” (p. 214).
Wolf (1988) explained that “skilled or creative individuals often pursue the ‘same’ problem across a series of works or experiments” and “they learn to approach an issue or idea from many points of view” (p. 151).
Belluigi, D. Z. (2013). A proposed schema for the conditions of creativity in fine art studio practice. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 14(19).
Wolf, D. (1988). Artistic Learning: What and Where Is It? Journal of Aesthetic Education, 22(1), 143-155.
Dissanayake, E. (2017). A Hypothesis of the Evolution of Art from Play. Leonardo, 7(3), 211-217.
Marshall, J. (2010). Thinking outside and on the Box: Creativity and Inquiry in Art Practice. Art Education, 63(2), 16-23.