Show and Tell
In addition to demonstrating use of material, they also needed to show where to find them, care, and an artist who uses it in their own work.
Here are a few of them:
Working With New Materials
For the past four years, a National Scholastic Medal has yielded from this prompt. My guess is that because I am requesting/requiring students to try something new in their art making, they are taking bigger risks and being a little more bold with their creative expression. I also think they are more than half way through the curriculum in the class at this point, so they are more open to experimenting with ideas and have seen so many examples of other artists making bold choices with big rewards to show for it.
Regardless of the reason, I am excited to see students trying new ideas and get excited about the work they are doing in class. Even better to see is the resilient nature in their approach to the process and pushing through blocks by finding alternative routes or improvising along the way. The finished works will be posted on Artsonia by the start of next week.
Connecting to Careers
I was able to add to my collection of informative posters this year by hanging up two I have collected from multiple conferences by Ringling College. As soon as I put them up, students we a buzz with the companies where graduates of SO many varieties of Arts-focused areas worked. They were especially interested in Epic Games (which is the maker of the very popular "Fornite"). I am excited to see my students excited and thinking about how they can turn something they find enjoyment in doing into a career they can make a living doing.
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
If you are are student who would like to volunteer, visit this form. If you are a parent interested in volunteering, visit thisform. We are getting really close to this year's event and I am pretty excited about it and hope to see a great turn out for the evening filled with celebrating the Arts.