Sunday, October 1, 2017

Artists to Follow in ArtPrize 9

There are so many amazing artists involved with ArtPrize 9. Here is one that I thought you might be interested in learning a bit more about and that you might like to share with your students. It could spark some collaborative art projects between your own students and older or younger students or between your students and a local artist in your area.

Aaron Zenz - Monsters Go

"Monsters Go" is a collaboration between Aaron and hundreds of kids from around the state. Last year he invited students to design monsters and send them to him. He received 3,000 drawings and then spent the summer choosing his favorites. Then Aaron created 100 colored pencil illustrations inspired by these drawings in his own illustration style. His ArtPrize piece is a collection of these monsters. Aaron is on site with his monsters outside the Grand Rapids Children's Museum inviting kids to continue to submit monsters which he then illustrates and adds to his ArtPrize piece. His goal is to reach 150 monsters by the end of ArtPrize on October 8th. Aaron is currently in the top five for Time-Based Artworks.

Article about Aaron's work as an illustrator.

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