“About This Project” Video – Atkins High School
Artist Kiel Johnson engineers whimsical and functional sculptures like oversized printing presses and armies of futuristic art-bots from humble materials such as cardboard. His inventive works of art will be on view in SECCA’s paperless exhibition (April – September 2012). SECCA invited Johnson to participate in The Intersections Project, in collaboration with a team of teachers at Atkins High School.
Johnson worked with Computer Technology Academy Coordinator, George Eckart and Art Instructor, Janet Blakely, as well as instructors from Language Arts, Dance, Technology Education, and others to implement an artist residency from November 7-10, 2011 as well as lesson plans addressing standards in these content areas. During the residency Johnson encouraged students to employ resourceful and innovative thinking to create art-bot sculptures and costumes from everyday materials. Students then used their personalized art-bots to create a variety of narratives and short films, such as a Day in the Life of Robot High.
A behind the scenes look at the residency at Atkins High School.
The final project: A Day in the Life at Bot High.