I have completely rethought how I start teaching art 1. Taking a look at how the kids approach the project I picked something that even I found interesting but didn't restrict the students to just a few items. Students for this project were given 1 theme;"Two In One." This concept could be taken from a transformation or morphing of an object into another, or even 2 time periods depicted, 2 emotions, and so on. To start the project we looked at some professional inspirational art. ----> Inspiration Pinterest
1. Students planned - Throwing around ideas the students were able to plan by making a pinterest board themselves, a list, or thumbnail sketches.
2. 1 page sketch - of the idea that found most motivated or interested by
3. Started on their project
Students were required to post a blog 1/2 way through their pieces. This encouraged them to reflect on their difficulties and successes so far.
Here are some of the finished products:
These are wonderful first projects. I am proud of how hard these students have worked (especially due to the crazy snow days).
4. Class critique using TAG
T- tell something you like about the piece
A- ask a question
G- give a positive suggestion