Project 4: Kostabi's Life Lessons

Students will engage in discussion about Mark Kostabi, a modern painter who hires people to complete the process of his work.  Kostabi hires people to think of the ideas, hires people to paint them, and has a TV show where people compete to name them.  In the end he signs the work and sells it for thousands of dollars.  Does this make Mark Kostabi an artist or a fraud?  Students will use gesture drawing to create human figures with correct proportion.  In their drawings students will communicate a life lesson that they live by.  Pastel will be used to shade the figures in Kostabi’s “everyman” style with a shadow, highlight, and medium value.

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