First semester, we worked on PSAs (three of which finished in the top three for the Meijer Great Choices Film Festival and two won recognition at the State Film Festival). Second semester, we ended 2016 with a collaborative origami mural to remind others to "be nice."
This semester, we decided to get a little more blended in our approach through an Architectural unit that asked students to design and create a structure in a group setting.
We were nervous about how it might work out because students were asked to do a lot in only a little over a week. They had to come up with a purpose statement for their structure, make a blueprint, make a sketch-up, and make a model.
Although time was tight, students really pushed themselves and created some great works that combined both hands-on and digital building.
Check out the process below: