Artists also observe when painting. This student wanted to make a replica of The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. This was something she did entirely on her own, driven by her interest. That's one thing I love about choice-based art! That students can learn based on their individual interests is key to their engagement in their own learning!
Monday, September 26, 2016
During the two weeks that students were learning about biking skills in PE, they were learning about observation skills in art. Artists observe and notice details they wouldn't necessarily notice unless they were looking closely. Like any skill, if you want to get better at it, you need to practice. This holds true for drawing!
Monday, September 12, 2016
On the first day of art for my classes this year, I asked the students to answer the question "What do artists do?". It is refreshing to see what art looks like from the perspective of children. I think that the importance of student voice and introspection cannot be overstated. What do artists do?
Here are some of their answers:
They have fun!
|Mixing paint to match the color of the flowers.|
|Architecture Legos - Thanks to Across Roads!|
|Magnetic Tiles - Thanks to Across Roads!|
|Zoobs! Thanks to Across Roads!|
They never stop working and Try their best. They Persevere - don’t give up. they Try their hardest - and look for challenges
They Create,Draw, Sketch
Make stuff - cool things, awesome things, art, sculptures, treasures out of trash, art out of recycling
Think, Focus, Pay close attention
They Believe in themselves.
Have an open mindset
Wonder out loud
Make things come to life.
They Interest people in their art.
Do lots of art skills.
Create something that has never been used in the world before.
Imagine something they love and draw it through and see how it turns out.
See things other people don’t.
Make people LAUGH!
Have inspirational ideas.
Have passion in their art. Express themselves and their passions.
Artists are COOL and AWESOME!
They follow their dreams!
Thursday, October 22, 2015
|Jill Dawson demonstrating a simple circuit.|
|Students figure out how to make their bulb light up with just a battery.|
|Working with copper tape.|
|More copper tape work.|
|All sorts of creatures came to life with lights.|
|Hard at work.|
|A two headed monster.|
|A cyclops? A scuba diver?|
Friday, May 22, 2015
From now until May 28th you can view the
TBPS Choice Based Art Student Art Show.
You'll see Sculptures
Kindergarten and Preschool
Art Displays are in the Cafeteria.
Check out the Fezbit Kingdom
First and Second Grade Drawings and Paintings
And much, much, more. . .
We hope you can join us!
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
It's always exciting in a Choice Art Studio. What's new about this year's show? As part of the new National Art Standards, we're piloting the Presentation Standard: "Applying the skills and language of specific arts discipline, students will demonstrate the ability to present in the arts." So the students are preparing their work for presentation and will be helping to curate the show. Our goal is that the Art Show will be ready on May 18th.
There will be a closing reception on Thursday, May 28th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. If you are unable to make that two hour window, you can come into school beginning May 18th and take a look around. One of the benefits of having students help curate is that they will know exactly where their art is in the show. We hope you can join us!