The current challenge is asking them to think about the objects we use in our lives and how the things we own reflect the values we have in our culture and society. It has been interesting to see students respond to this prompt visually and create works based on that. We also did a printmaking demo this week, which opened the whole world of Gelli Arts printing plates and the wonder of mono printing as well as block printing. I also did a wheel-throwing demo and introduced students to felting, coding, and our tech kits we got over the summer through DonorsChoose.
I am excited to see where students go with these pieces as we finish them up when we return from Thanksgiving break and how they will use their new creative courage and art-making skills to propel them to their last projects of the semester.
Here is some of the progress being made so far:
I am excited to put these materials to use and add to the collection of great work my students are doing.