2 balloons form the armature for this sculpture
“H,” a highly organized, intrinsically motivated 6th grade artist, listened carefully at the beginning of the quarter about to the description of the choice-based classroom. She understood that students would be doing the authentic work of artists – identifying an idea, a process and a product to work on.
"A" painting her paper mache sculpture - the 2nd dog to come to life in the studio
She came in the next day with a plan: she would make a papier mâché panda. The plan she carried in to the classroom included thumbnail sketches, images captured from the computer, a list of needed materials and the steps she would take toward completion. Over the next several classes, “H” organized her materials, started to construct the panda and planned intermediate goals. She worked on her sculpture to completion, only stopping to help other classmates who became interested in starting similar projects.