This spring, Angela Battle’s Pushing Paint class has been working on a new project, “The Hybrids” (see link at bottom to see all images). Students collaged black and white pictures of animals and combined them into hybrid forms. Then, they interpreted their hybrids into colorful acrylic paintings on paper and added unexpected landscapes. 

Pushing Paint Hybrids Image

Before they began, the class had a workshop to explore a variety of ways to create active, colorful, atmospheric backgrounds. The project had just started when classes were moved to a virtual experience, and students have worked at home to complete them. 

Take a look at each student’s solution to this creative project! Click on the link below to access the project and then click to advance the images:

The Hybrids: New Works from the Pushing Paint Project