Carefully planned art making activities from elementary through high school results in very diverse artwork that is more meaningful, (you don’t end up with 30 mini monet’s), that grows over the years in ability and originality. I am so proud of our students, our art department, and the exemplary artwork coming out of our district. We spent the last 2 days preparing and finally had our opening night. We had a great turnout. Here are a few photos from last night… I am the shortie on the right in the group photo (I must’ve missed the memo on wearing high heels. hee hee!)
We need to regard our students as artists and offer them real choices for responding to their own ideas and interests through the making of art. This concept supports multiple modes of learning and teaching for the diverse needs of students. This learning environment provides resources and opportunities to construct knowledge and meaning through the process of making art.