Youth-Created Art (Child Art)

This board is a collection of high school students work from 9th and 10th grade that were created for sculpture and mixed media art classes. All of the projects portrayed are projects I did with my students during the 2013-2014 school year.
This 9th grade female student from Fort Myers, Florida expressed an interest in Roman sculpture. She invented her own rubbing technique using white colored pencil, an eraser and pastel to the background and then used her exploration of Roman and Greek art to create a realistic 2D pencil drawing of a sculpture.

This 9th grade female student from Fort Myers, Florida expressed an interest in Roman sculpture. She invented her own rubbing technique using white colored pencil, an eraser and pastel to the background and then used her exploration of Roman and Greek art to create a realistic 2D pencil drawing of a sculpture.

This 9th grade female student from Fort Myers, Florida expressed an intense interest for mixed media and book arts. On her own, she found old stamps, atlases and skeleton cut outs from thrift and consignment stores. Using various techniques she began exploring text combined with imagery and mixed media techniques.

This 9th grade female student from Fort Myers, Florida expressed an intense interest for mixed media and book arts. On her own, she found old stamps, atlases and skeleton cut outs from thrift and consignment stores. Using various techniques she began exploring text combined with imagery and mixed media techniques.

After weeks of learning how to draw from a skeleton, this 9th grade female student from Fort Myers, Florida applied her interest of the human anatomy and bones to a charcoal drawing. This is one in a series of 10 that exhibits a metaphor for how life seeps from our bones.

After weeks of learning how to draw from a skeleton, this 9th grade female student from Fort Myers, Florida applied her interest of the human anatomy and bones to a charcoal drawing. This is one in a series of 10 that exhibits a metaphor for how life seeps from our bones.

As part of a traveling sketchbook project between the high school art rooms in Lee County Florida, this 10th grade female student in Fort Myers created a drawing based on the theme "through the window." In her explanation she discusses the struggles of growing up in a rough neighborhood and her longing for looking through the window and wishing she was elsewhere.

As part of a traveling sketchbook project between the high school art rooms in Lee County Florida, this 10th grade female student in Fort Myers created a drawing based on the theme "through the window." In her explanation she discusses the struggles of growing up in a rough neighborhood and her longing for looking through the window and wishing she was elsewhere.

Inspired by the giant food sculptures by Claes Oldenburg, this 9th grade female student from Fort Myers, Florida wanted to create the popular American food of spaghetti and meatballs, that despite what people think is not actually Italian at all, but entirely American invented.

Inspired by the giant food sculptures by Claes Oldenburg, this 9th grade female student from Fort Myers, Florida wanted to create the popular American food of spaghetti and meatballs, that despite what people think is not actually Italian at all, but entirely American invented.

Mixed media sculpture created by a 9th grade female student in Fort Myers, Florida -this sculpture was inspired by artists Claes Oldenburg and Wayne Thiebaud. The student wanted to represent an "American" dessert that has been a part of pop culture and consumerism for decades.

Mixed media sculpture created by a 9th grade female student in Fort Myers, Florida -this sculpture was inspired by artists Claes Oldenburg and Wayne Thiebaud. The student wanted to represent an "American" dessert that has been a part of pop culture and consumerism for decades.

This collaborative painting was done by a high school class of male and female students between 9th and 12th grade. Students were inspired by Kandinsky to create a movement of overlapping shapes, colors and lines to the rhythm of different types of music. Every minute for 30 minutes, students rotated around the painting to spread their personal touches throughout.

This collaborative painting was done by a high school class of male and female students between 9th and 12th grade. Students were inspired by Kandinsky to create a movement of overlapping shapes, colors and lines to the rhythm of different types of music. Every minute for 30 minutes, students rotated around the painting to spread their personal touches throughout.

This 10th grade female student from Fort Myers, Florida chose to represent the issue of cultural stereotypes. Rather than ignore the many stereotypes that multicultural or diverse students face daily, she embraced them, creating two hands of different cultures coming together and reminding us that we are all part of one country under God with an excerpt from the Declaration of Independence on a scroll that is released from a box that the hands hold.

This 10th grade female student from Fort Myers, Florida chose to represent the issue of cultural stereotypes. Rather than ignore the many stereotypes that multicultural or diverse students face daily, she embraced them, creating two hands of different cultures coming together and reminding us that we are all part of one country under God with an excerpt from the Declaration of Independence on a scroll that is released from a box that the hands hold.

This 9th grade female student from Fort Myers, Florida created a sculpture representing the issue of teenage self esteem. By creating a "story box" she invites viewers to share their stories of confidence, positive self esteem and feeling good. She wanted to share the message that everyone is beautiful, no matter what.

This 9th grade female student from Fort Myers, Florida created a sculpture representing the issue of teenage self esteem. By creating a "story box" she invites viewers to share their stories of confidence, positive self esteem and feeling good. She wanted to share the message that everyone is beautiful, no matter what.

This 9th grade female student from Fort Myers, Florida chose to represent the issue of body dysmorphia and eating disorders through a very symbolic sculpture. Using cardboard, paper mache and text she created a literal "stick figure" to bring awareness to the way in which many female teenagers see themselves or think they need to be like.

This 9th grade female student from Fort Myers, Florida chose to represent the issue of body dysmorphia and eating disorders through a very symbolic sculpture. Using cardboard, paper mache and text she created a literal "stick figure" to bring awareness to the way in which many female teenagers see themselves or think they need to be like.

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