Demos for Days
First is the "I do" method that basically involves me showing students what to do and then everyone taking notes on the basics of that I showed. We did this for clay stages and strategies using armatures and various molding tools. Then there is the "I do, you do" method, where I do something and then the students do the same thing. We did this for watercolor techniques. The last is something I have started toying with this year, which is more of a "you do." This is also referred to as "Speed Dating Materials" in my classroom. This allows students to be able to experience a wide array of tools in a short time to see if they like working with them. I did this for printmaking this time around.