The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (abridged) Mixed-Media Project
Waukesha South High School
The artworks in this exhibit were created by Drawing & Painting II students at Waukesha South High School. As a mixed media project, students explored various mediums including colored pencil, watercolor, and acrylic paint. Many of the works were collaged as a way of layering and extending the idea.
Traditionally, students have developed and created artworks through direct and indirect observations. This refers to drawing from life or using a resource to draw from, analyzing the subject and most times trying to recreate its likeness. The approach for this project challenged the norm. Students researched text from Shakespeare’s poetry and plays. Some put a contemporary twist to their work as in Shook-speare and Blood and Poison. Several students incorporated the disaster of Hamlet’s overthinking as in The Thought of Doom: What Happens When You Think, Don’t Waste Your Love, and The Lingering Thought of Madness Against the Danish, Starry Sky.
In She Will Move Mountains (Sophia), a student acknowledged a friend as her source of inspiration. Text was the resource used to guide their solutions. Of course, image and design supplemented the text – it was left to their interpretations.
All students wish to extend their gratitude for the opportunity to create works for the play and collaborate with the Waukesha Civic Theatre.