It was fun to see students work with different media, try new ideas, and change their pieces based on experience and feedback. I am always amazed when students are able to put feedback to good use and apply the concepts and ideas taught.
Application of ideas and methods to achieving those ideas is something I am striving to teach throughout the term. It always starts a little slow, but as you can see with the examples below, students are able to use the skills we have build to achieve their desired effects and create one-of-a-kind results that both meet the standards set as well as their own artistic vision.
The Problem with Due Dates
I do have an issue with students who misuse their time and turn in work late or rush through projects without using their skills and understanding to show what they know. That is why I think due dates should be set, but be flexible. For the students who are unable to meet the deadline because their work is more complicated or in-depth, they have to find the time to finish outside of the set class time and that is usually not an issue. If you care about your work so much that you are willing to spend more time on it, chances are you want to see it to completion.
Here are some works I am excited to see come to completion soon: