Creativity is the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, and relationships to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, and interpretations. Several classes at Levey this year are expanding their creative boundaries through a “really cool” project I came across recently: making an Agamograph. I loved it as soon as I saw it. The term Agamograph comes from the name of the artist Yaacov Agam, the Israeli artist who created the kinetic art movement in the 1950’s.
This project is not easy to master. There are math skills involved, a lot of pre-planning, problem solving, reworking, experimenting, and, yes, some frustration as the artwork takes shape. Initially this was to be a color and movement project but after talking to the artists we realized this was a great addition to their academic work, so we tweaked the art to reflect current classroom projects. [Read more…]