September 15 - September 21
This week in Virtual Art Class we started by reviewing important information from last week (stippling, pointillism and Ben-Day dots, how different media/tools/household items can be used to make art).
Students were introduced to the ways artists use different parts of themselves to make art. We discussed how we use our hearts, our hands, and our minds throughout the art making process. So much of how they do these things are something I am able to observe when they are in the art room with me. Since learning and the making process is currently from and at home, it is important to recognize these different things so that students are able to share them with me when they turn in their project.
The exit ticket for this week asks them which part they think they use most as they make art. As an artist myself, I feel I use my hands. I love to work with new supplies, try new techniques, and experiment to find new ways to make things. I love the process of making so much that sometimes I give my art away because I can't keep it all. Students may feel that they use their hearts (make art that is meaningful to them) or their minds (learn about art, talk about art) more. Students then had class time to work on their project, ask questions, or share their work. I was very happy to see some work in progress, and even some projects that were already done.
Instructions from this week are the same for all grade levels. If you missed your live meeting, watch this video:
Next week, I will be teaching students how to turn in their projects. It will be very helpful if projects are complete for that meeting. If not, "how to" instructions will be posted in their Google Classroom for students to do outside of class. The Monthly Review will also be assigned next week as their weekly exit ticket for them to fill out to turn in with their finished art. All projects are due by the end of the school day on September 30th. Finish up those projects and I look forward to seeing you soon!