The annual Wasatch Back Student Art Show (WBSAS) was created to showcase the artwork of aspiring young artists, grades K-12, living in Wasatch and Summit Counties. This year’s exhibition will feature artwork that incorporates the theme “In the Year 3000.” You can find lesson plans, resources, and sign-up for this tour here!
Students will imagine a pen pal of someone their own age who lives in the year 3000. They will write to their pen pal describing and drawing aspects of their daily life as well as write and draw the daily life aspects of their pen pal using line drawing format. These elements may include clothing, food, housing. transportation, entertainment to name a few. Students will write the letters and address the envelopes to their pen pals. They will put their letters and drawings into the envelopes and share them with class members.
Students will utilize urban planning concepts to construct a mini version of a city in a shoebox. They will incorporate systems of transportation, food production, and reflect ways in which a city functions and is interrelated. Also, students will use art and design to reflect the aesthetic of each building intended for a specific purpose.
Students will discuss various systems of a city: food production, transportation, wastemanagement, communication/information exchange, housing, power generation, etc. Students will choose one system and research how this system sustainably functions in an array of cities. They will choose one unsustainable issue with this system and draft a ‘widget’: a technological development or invention that solves this issue. They will draw and describe its function and purpose, make a powerpoint presentation, and present it to the class.
Artists are integrating technology, science, and mathematics to challenge the definitions and limitations of art. Explore the frontiers of new media as we use conductive paint to create electric art. Students will learn basic connections between circuitry, programming, and new media in the artistic world. Lessons generally last between an hour and an hour and a half.
The a.r.t.s. program has been made possible thanks to the generous support from the following