In this unit, students explored cyanotypes, a photographic development process that uses the sun. They experimented with different ways to apply the cyanotype solution to paper, learned how different modes of application impacted the development of their image. Ultimately they chose which techniques and processes to use towards the creation of a series of cyanotypes.
This project asked students to create artwork that interacted with existing parts of their home. They began by identifying areas inside or outside their house that could be transformed, such as a crack in the ground, a bump in the floor, a window etc. They then made a plan for how they would transform it by sketching, identifying their materials, and getting approval from an adult in their household. Next, they executed their plan using whatever materials they had on hand. Finally, they documented their interactive artworks through photographs.