Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Tom Fedro Art Unit


We stumbled upon Tom Fedro on I was networking with other art teachers in my PLN group. (Pretty cool find for all involved!)
My students saw him on Twitter. Loved his style because it reminded them of Picasso. I followed up and did a little research and was able to do a mini cubism unit.
Here is some information about him:

Chicago artist Tom Fedro aka Fidostudio, creates art with zing and boundless humor. His innovations of creative and playful discovery incorporate a combination of pop art collage and whimsical potraiture that have an addictive rhythm all their own. Bright colors, big features and bold lines that seem to be electrically charged represent an exiting way of seeing and experiencing the world through his eyes.

Tom lives and works in Mt. Prospect, IL just outside of Chicago with his son Jordan. He attended Valparaiso University and The Illinois Institute of Art. He owned a gallery for many years in Chicago. Currently, he is represented by galleries in the US and Europe and recent special projects include pieces commissioned for the Broadway show 'Rent', the 40th anniversary of 'The Second City', Toogood Wineries, Sweet Riot Candy Co., Amano Chocolates and Chicago's 'Cow's on Parade'. Corporate commissions include pieces for IBM, Hotel Allegro in Chicago, historic Navy Pier and Washburn Guitars.

How we created this lesson:
9x12 white drawing paper
Mr. Sketch Scented Markers
Pencils and Erasers
We viewed examples of Tom Fedro Art
Discussed and compared to Picasso and Cubism
Then created our own versions
I think they turned out awfully sPiFfy!

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