Sometimes I worry that I give my students too much time when they are working on a project. There will be some straying from the assignment to chat with table-mates, go on random searches on the internet, or the occasional wandering around the classroom. However, this is a part of the process of work. When I work, I do not sit in silence from beginning to end. I take brain breaks and stretch my legs as I glean inspiration from random sources. I talk with others throughout to try and find other ideas. Sometimes I completely break from a project and work on something silly, just for fun.
Play is a part of the process.
Students are finishing up their projects this week and preparing for their unit quiz that will cover color theory, perspective drawing, and artists we used as inspiration (among other things). In addition, some students are taking the time left over before we begin something new to play, experiment and try out new ideas using a variety of media.
Here are some images of us at work: