"Every day is a new beginning, Every morn is the world made new." -Sarah Chauncey Woolsey
And we creative people certainly welcome a new start each day! My daily starts are not merely for myself, but also for the 140 students I teach. Eight projects for eight grades. Task #1: Build their skills and stretch their critical thinking. Can young people understand what mixed media offers in terms of creative expression? Are they able to learn the elements of art and principles of design and still pack a punch with a message? You bet they can!
|The Local Park|
Eighth graders sure do love themselves. They love being both an individual and part of the group. For our 8th grade mixed media workshop, my students took photographs of the school neighborhood (our community/group) and did wonderful things to the photos in the computer lab. The printed photos were "mixed" with "media" in the art room creating individual expressions of the community using guidance and direction from In This House by Angela Cartwright and Sarah Fishburn.
|The Bead Shop|