Tonight in our graduate art education class (AED501) students chose a project from Denise Logan's award winning book "Dynamic Art Projects for Children." The criteria for their choice included a project from this book which could be completed in our class time (2 1/2 hours) with supplies available in our art lab. I also indicated that everyone should choose a different project.
As graduate students with teaching experience, I wanted them to choose something most relevant for their classes and appealing to their aesthetic preferences. The activity reminded me of how powerful, interesting, and educational choice can be. As a continuation of the in-class production activity, the students will comment on this blog post reflecting on their own work and the choices they made. They will also comment on the process and products of their peers. Feel free to join in on the conversation!
|Justina's "Psychedelic Sand Dollars"|
|Allie's "Dragons in Caves"|
|Catherine's "Abstract Cityscape"|
|Erin's "Blazing Banyan Tree"|
|Anne's "Bird of the Rainforest"|
|Jessica's "Reptile Relief"|
|Heather's "Alphabet Art"|
Which project did you choose?
What influenced your art project choice?
Did you modify the process from the directions? How? Why?
What would you do the same/differently if you were to do this project again?
Would you do this with your students? How would you modify it? How would you integrate it with another subject?