Shaped Canvas' lesson was inspired by Art Mash. We viewed this great Art 21 video on Elizabeth Murray after the students read a little biography about the artist. Their first question undoubtedly is, "Is she still alive?". They are surprised to discover she was an older artist and find her style very unique and interesting. This group of 8th graders were challenged to create art that reflects a piece of themselves. It was very interesting to read the description and reasoning behind their artwork. Their inspiration came from a variety of places such as music, harmony in life's balance, internal flame/power, dreams and much more. Here are some samples from the Fall semester.