What do you see in this artwork? What kind of building do you think this is? What evidence supports your thought? Why do you think the artist chose to show this church in his artwork? What else can you see in the picture?
This artwork is made by a process called silk screen or serigraphy. It is a process that allows the artist to make several prints of the same image that are alike. Often serigraphs have limited colors and simplified shapes. How many colors can you find in this serigraph?
Is there enough information in this image for you to write a paragraph describing the church and the scene? Explain. What could you say about: shape color detailspace background lightpattern foreground
Here’s another artwork that has a structure as its subject. Can you tell what kind of structure is shown here? What evidence supports your idea? Why do you think the artist chose to create an artwork about this structure?
Can you tell by looking at this image how the artwork was made? Does it appear to be a painting, a drawing or a photograph? Support your answer with evidence.
If we place these artworks side by side and examine them carefully, we can see ways they are alike and other ways they are very different. What do you notice? Think about color, shape, subject, pattern, and space.
Can you think of churches in your community that you would like to draw or paint? What makes them interesting to you? Can you think of any bridges, factories, stores, or businesses you would like to draw or paint? What makes those structures interesting to you?
Some people believe that artists should only make artwork about beautiful things. Others believe the artist’s purpose is to create interesting images that will make people think. What do you think? Support your opinion.
Information about the art and the artists Title: “St. Thomas Church” Artist/Dates: Claude Howell, American, Medium: serigraph Size: 19.75” x 16” Date: 1982 Title: “Generator #1” Artist/Dates: Craige Sheppard, American, born 1942 Medium: oil on canvas Size: 52” x 44” Date: 1974 What else would you like to know about the art or the artists? How can you find out?