My students and I finished out the school year putting together this mosaic for the Early Childhood Development Center in our district. It is still in the process of being finished (as it needs some polishing now that the grout has been applied to it). It was a lot of fun to create with my students and I am excited for it to be finished and ready to
Today, students were able to see their winning videos on the big screen at Celebration Cinemas. It was really great to see the Junior winners before the event started and over $20,000 in prizes were awarded to High School students from across the state of Michigan for their films. The opening keynote from Actor and son of President Ford, Steven Ford was an inspiring way to kick off the e feature of student-produced films that highlighted Healthy Choices, Character, and Diversity. This marked the 5th year of the event and I am excited to have my students participate again next year. You can see all of the winners here.
Thank you again to all who voted and helped my students win in this competition!
Today was our last day of school. We finished out with a final exam that included selected response questions on Moodle and a performance event that included creating a composition that demonstrated the skills and knowledge acquired over the semester. Examples from the performance event can be seen above. It was really fun to see what students composed as they reflected on all of the art we created, skills developed, and information learned.
I also had students fill out a reflection about the class and came away with a pretty good idea of what students enjoyed as well as what could be re-worked for next year.
Here are a few of responses that really stuck out to me:
The best thing I did this semester was learn about the different techniques you can use to make art.
I came away with a lot of great feedback from my students and look forward to incorporating their ideas on how to make next year even better than this one. Here are some of the projects students mentioned as their favorites:
You can find more on our online gallery and feel free to check through our blog for more information about the projects we did this year.
Teaching Visual Arts since 2004 and making images since picking up a crayon.