It's been a busy start to second semester, between finishing edits on my book and teaching two new classes. However, a few weeks in and things are starting to calm down. I've finished my first lesson with Art 3 - the Un-Trite Challenge. I'm not going to go into details about the lesson because I wrote a whole article about it that will be published on Art of Ed this week (which you should read!), but, in a nutshell, students had to pick a trite symbol and make it feel fresh and original. I loved the lesson and was so impressed by how my kids responded!
Can you guess the symbol each student picked? Answers are at the bottom.
1. Yin Yang. 2. light bulb as used to symbolize ideas. 3. The feminism symbol with some Georgia O'Keefe thrown in. 4. The corner sun!
I'm an high school art teacher who's really interested in student choice and creating opportunities for self expression. I'm also a writer for The Art of Education and co-author of The Open Art Room.