This Power-point presentation includes 82 slides and nearly 200 images which combine to teach you and your students about the life and artwork of kinetic artist: Agam. You’ll learn about his life, his artistic training, and his most important artwork. You’ll learn how he creates his famous Agamographs, and how to create your own, using either two or three images (both methods are thoroughly explained through pictures and notes). You’ll see countless examples of student work in a variety of media and styles which are sure to inspire your students as they create their own amazing Agam-like masterpiece. This presentation is perfect for elementary, middle and high school levels, as it illustrates methods both simple and complex. It is a comprehensive look at all things Agam.
Below is a more specific breakdown of the different sections within the presentation.
Slides 1-4 are dedicated to Agam’s life and to kinetic art. There numerous pictures, a brief bio, and defined terms.
Slides 5-16 look closely at Agam’s signature style and Agamographs. Numerous examples are shown and there are plenty of clickable links to YouTube videos to show these amazing artworks in action.
Slides 17-33 Look at the broader work of Agam including both indoor and outdoor sculptures, public works, fountains, buildings, and even his world’s largest Menorah.
Slides 34-62 show the entire process for making a two-image (transitioning) Agamograph (best suited for lower grades). Each step is carefully examined in detail from brainstorming creative ideas, to the finished product and student examples.
Slides 64-68 look at some of the many different media typically used for this type of project in a school setting. Examples using tempera paint, acrylic paint, oil pastels, markers, crayons, and combinations of these are shown.
Slides 69-82 show step by step how to create an Agamograph using three separate images, and an entirely different method (best suited for upper grades). Each step is shown in detail and there are plenty of amazing examples to educate as well as motivate.
I hope you’ll enjoy this presentation, and ease with which you and your students will be able to create your own Agamographs. I trust you’ll enjoy it as much as my own students do. Enjoy!
-Bo (The Art Guru)