Through Our Eyes
Student Newsletter - The Art of The Lions
The Art of Installation
But what about Mrs. Strong? She is the only art teacher in all of Glenridge Middle School, so she has a lot to do. That doesn't mean she can't have her own incredible things. In Mrs. Strong's classroom are on display the most colorful installations that SHE made.
An installation is a work of art that is usually three dimensional and transforms the surrounding area. They range from things hanging from the ceiling to glued to the floor. Installations can be made from millions of different things, from plastic bottles and soda tabs to spare parts from a computer or two.
Installation # 1
The small cirlclets that float above you as you walk into Mrs. Strong's classroom are arranged in a rainbow pattern. The little chips are cut-outs from paint samples. She used thread and needle to string them carefully together.
Installation # 2
This explosion of color was made with the paint chips you see at Home Depot. They display the brilliant colors of paint you can choose from so that you can see how the color looks with furniture, lighting, etc.
Installation # 3
In the hallway lies the greatest of them all, the ever changing bulletin board. Mrs. Strong sometimes puts student artwork for people to see up there. Other times she fills the space with creative colors and letters that express her love for art, as shown.