|Students pausing in the making to reflect and share about their work|
If an artwork is finished, students have the option of displaying their work, storing it in their portfolio, or taking it home (3D work goes home if not displayed). Displayed work is always accompanied by an artist's statement.
Work-in-progress is acknowledged as a normal state of affairs. In our program, the student decides when a piece is finished - or if a piece gets finished. Not all work is brought to a finished state, although there is a persistent idea among adults that students need to learn to finish what they start.
|Objects painted silver but then abandoned|
|"I'm done!" declared an 8th grade needle-felter.."No wait! it needs feet!"|