The Japanese artist Takashi Murakami combines highly refined classical Japanese painting techniques with distinctive Pop sensibilities. Known for his “Superflat” style, directly influenced by manga and anime, the artist creates works that explode with color and playfulness. For the 2015–16 ski season, in collaboration with Aspen Skiing Company, Murakami has produced four unique images, all of which embody his trademark visual aesthetic.
In this activity, students create works of art using the five senses as inspiration.
Mixed media, writing, drawing, sculpture
Materials Paper, pencil, colored pencils, markers or crayons, clay, banana
Assignment 1: Listening/hearing
Turn off your TV.
Turn off your computer.
Turn off your phone.
Or stay inside.
(If you have a dog watch how they listen.)
Listen for 10 minutes.
Write down what you hear.
Assignment 2: Seeing/imagining
Look at the sky until you see a bird, and until you see an airplane, …
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