Above: jewelry making
In the traditional art class, the teacher picks the project idea, find and demos any tutorials, and decides on the medium the students will use. That might sound like the role of the teacher... but, it's not. That's the role of an artist.
for this first unit, Artists are Self Directed, I wanted the students (AKA, the artists) to decide what inspires them, to seek out 'how to' information when they weren't sure how to complete something, and to pick the media. After all, I'm not the artist. They are the artists! Here's a look at what the Art Two artists came up with...
Pastel on wood
Acrylic on canvas
Abstract designs drawn with fire and smoke
Mixed media (in progress)