vibrant exhibit of work by Nicholas Krushenick, called Electric Soup. Focusing on one particular work (below left), we were led in a discussion using "Visual Thinking Strategies", or VTS, to "dissect information from the image". I had heard the term VTS before, but didn't know exactly what it meant. I was quite pleased to discover that I had been using the VTS method for many years, just without knowing there was a name/label to the method. (You might recall that I'm not big on educational jargon and terminology.) I was even further pleased to learn that data shows that looking and talking about art using VTS improves thinking skills, improves writing, and results in kids score higher on standardized tests! YAY! Do you use Visual Thinking Strategies when looking at art with kids and questioning them to describe what you see? If you don't know what VTS means, check it out here!
Ooh, this piece below is gonna be REALLY cool!!
This piece below went 'beyond the frame' and I really liked that element.
It looks like it is breaking free of the confines of the square.
The piece on the yellow backing below is my unfinished creation.