Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...Read More
While enrolled at THINK Global School, students are encouraged to be creative during the course of their studies and travels. When the students document these thoughts, we are often delighted with the results. In “Painting to the Beat,” 9th grader Sydney M. uses a series of photos to document the creative process she utilized during the development of her Art exam.
Our end of year Art exam included listening to eight songs and picking the one that we fancied the most. I chose the song Tunsian Fantasy by Dizzy Gillespie from the playlist due to its interesting beat.
While listening to the song I pictured a sun setting over a city, so I began looking for inspiring artists in order to find valid source images. I decided Strawberry Swing by Pique Studios, Jazz Cityscape by Debra Hurd, Early Birds by Kirsten Bailey, and Vibrant Masai Mara Sunset best fit my idea of what the song would look like.
Then, I did a couple practice drawings of what I could potentially draw and even practiced my sunset creation skills.
Finally I started painting…
…and eventually finished my piece of art!