It was interesting to see students narrow down ideas and explain them to classmates before selecting materials and creating their works.
With all that is happening in the news, students ideas and art works ranged from athletic injuries to terrorism to climate change and how people engage with technology. Students started by brainstorming lists of issues they deem important, then they turned to PBS LearningMedia to research and find articles, videos, or images that would inform their topic; once they gathered their information they sketched out ideas, presented them to peers, and then they got to work with their final pieces.
We had a shortened work time, so students were limited to working with 2D materials and I introduced them to the concept of Artist Trading Cards as a possible solution to the time crunch. I was happy to see many students take the opportunity of the limited time to try something new and push themselves with concepts and ideas.
The images below show students works in progress as well as some of the completed works.