Sunday, May 8, 2016

7th and 8th Grade Art

The classes were out this week due to the Washington DC trip, but I wanted to give you an update on the work they have been focusing on in art. Toward the end of the last trimester, I give the students an opportunity to lead the class with a project they design and teach to their peers. Some years I have the whole class that want to lead, I have had a year with no interest in leading a project. This year I have had several students with ideas on projects they wanted to present. We had a student present a challenge to create a sculpture that would be constructed with only paper and tape, the structure had to be free standing and taller than the creator. Another student created a project that revolved around the concept of drawing or building a recognizable animal only using one shape repeated. In another class, a student led the design and presentation of wood burning designs on the wooden picnic tables. The student led projects offer an opportunity to flip the classroom, focus on areas of interest, practice leadership skills and help support the needs of their peers. I always enjoy seeing the projects that are created by the students and they seem to appreciate the process as well.


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