Math and Art have many intersections.
Artist Mark Stankiewicz has created these 3-10 day residencies to target those lessons in a way that benefit the artist & mathematician within each student.
Isometric Drawing - Students create a simple block toy design using isometric drawings, including measurements. Students are shown how to draw an object from three different sides, including the isometric equivalent, representing a three-dimensional object in two-dimensions and vice-versa. Both isometric graph paper and architectural plan paper are utilized. Abilities of ruler use are honed. The students then create a physical version of this toy out of Legos.
Tessellation - Artists make tessellations by twisting and turning shapes to find images that fit together like puzzle pieces. M.C. Escher is an artist/mathematician who is a proponent of this style of art. Students will create original geometric tessellations using the mathematical terms like flips, slides, and turns; terms usually used unconsciously by artists to create Tessellations. Mark will discuss the mathematical rule of why some shapes work and others do not.
Scale • Proportion • Ratio • Similarity - Students use rulers to design a graph and then set it on an original image. They then make a larger graph with the ruler and transfer the smaller image to a larger graph square by square. This demonstrates scale, similarity, ratio and proportion – as they could enlarge the drawing to the power of 2, 3, 4 or any other number. The art student learns to simplify and enlarge a drawing; and for the math student, it concretizes the ideas of an exponent, and scale, ratio and proportion.
Descriptions above are examples – residencies will be customized to the age and ability of the students
|Astonishing A.R.T. (Art From Recycled Trash)|
Each of us produces about 4.4 pounds of garbage a day, much of it packing material and single use items. While some people throw this away or recycle it, artist Mark Stankiewicz creates astonishing art from it!
In this residency Mark will work with students to transform items such as bottle caps, plastic coffee can and yogurt lids, bottles and other plastic items into sculptures, murals or pieces of art. The creations can be based on a theme, such as the school mascot, patriotism or anti-bullying, or on a particular curriculum subject.
Participants will collect the recyclable items used in the projects, making them aware of how much trash we generate; and they can create individual pieces to take home, or larger scale art that becomes a lasting part of the school environment. Minimum residency of 3 days recommended.
This residency is a great way to have students create a lasting piece of art to honor a graduating class, mark an occasion, or promote a theme without permanently altering a wall.
Artist Mark Stankiewicz will design a custom banner for you and students will add their personal touch with a contribution to the overall piece.
The banners can be displayed on a wall or on the stage for as long as desired and then be rolled up and stored for use at another time.
This residency should run a minimum of 3 days for an arts experience the children will remember and fully take part in.
Mark also offers banner art as a simpler one day project for family fun fairs or community days.
Grades K-12 & Adult