Every year, I think to myself, this is the best one yet. And I wonder how it could possibly be topped. Then the next year rolls in and does just that. Here is a month-by-month recap of our fantastic year in the BCWMS Art studio:
Something Old, something new: This was the first time I tried this theme with students and I was completely amazed with their new solutions to old works they looked to in their portfolios. Moving to theme-based units was new to me in the 2014/15 year and this last project with that first semester shows what is possible when you ask students to take control over their learning experiences.
In case you missed it, International Bring a Scone to Art Class Day was a HUGE hit this year - so much so that couple of students wanted to spread the word in song. Enjoy and start planning for Scone Day 2016!
One of the most interesting and unexpected things from this year is the variety of materials students have selected as they explore themes. This work is related to the theme "Environments, Spaces, and Places." It was fun to see students push themes and abstract concepts to fit their artistic visions.
Our second STEAM collaboration is this be nice mural in our school hallway. It was a great way to finish the week before break and get kids thinking about how we treat each other as we learned about origami and collaborating to create a complete work. Hopefully all of the pieces will still be up when we return from break, in 2016!
Teaching Visual Arts since 2004 and making images since picking up a crayon.