Then we turned to the studio introductions for Choice-Based Art.
| Drawing Around the Room|
We are now in Sculpt Around the Room, which is the same sort of experiential activities, except I am not letting them move around the room--I am bringing them the supplies and activities in big boxes--we lost too much time in transition with the drawing studios. With Sculpt Around the Room, students have a full 45 minute class period to work on their sculptures.
|Boxes, supplies, so much stuff! But so worth it.|
I totally stole a beautiful paper sculpture poster idea from Sarah Brooks, once again right off of Pinterest. Thank goodness for Pinterest. Reinventing the wheel is over. Isn't this gorgeous?!
|Perfect for giving inspiration--and reminders that they already know so much of this already.|
|Dr. Seuss Villages|
|Working on the Kinetic Hanging Sculptures (mobiles)|
|Examples of kinetic sculptures|
|Modeling clay monsters|
|Straw relief sculptures|
Everybody is so engaged!
It's been so much fun to watch the kids get the hang of working together on projects--the group sculptures are getting better and better. And the individual sculptures are improving as the students get ideas and inspiration from one another.
It's only a few weeks before we are making Choice-Based Art in earnest. We will have a Painting Around the Room set of activities, and then we are off. Can't wait! I will introduce sketchbook mapping for preparing to make an artwork that is a WOW piece--a Work of Wonder--on which students will work for several class periods, on their own steam, and without my telling them what to do. I become a facilitator and mentor as they learn the Habits of Mind that help good artists create effective artworks. This is so exciting. As usual, stay tuned!