Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Choice based art

Another round of projects.  Lots of variety!  Modular origami,  product design, murals, painting, ceramics, grid drawing!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Crystal Bridges tour Spring 2017

Another amazing trip to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR.  This brand new museum offers school tours before open hours with a museum educator for schools!  After the tour of sculptures in the collection, they also provided us with lunch in their cafe.  We spent some time exploring the trails before heading back in to the museum to view the rest of the collection.  Along the way, my small group also stopped by the activity center to draw, play with puppets, build towers and read.  At the end we explored their library on the 3rd floor with great views and books about artists in the collection.  We finished with a few minutes in the museum store before we had to load up to go home.  Thank you so much Crystal Bridges for this opportunity, and thank you Ms. Bogle for letting us learn out of the classroom!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Revealed flower kusudama

Second students successfully created this complex origami model!  It took her 2 weeks to complete!  Talk about persistence!  She is already researching for the next one!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

More choice based projects in action.

Students sitting next to each other working on papier mache elephant or a painting.  Clay "Krusty Krab" being made rigghgt next to a permanent ink drawing of an anchor.  Individualized plans! Student directed content and material!  Yay!