One of the strengths of our studio-learning art program is that students take ownership of their work. This means ideas can be generated outside of the school day and carried into the art studio in the form of:
- A sketchbook worked on over the summer
- Several special stickers saved to customize an in-school sketchbook cover
- A brown paper lunch bag filled with new sharpies, pencils and ballpoint pens to use in the drawing center
- A water bottle that needs a face-lift
- Plans for improving ideas started last year
It's fun to see the drying rack starting to fill up again!
|Drawing Center Grand Opening for Grade 5 - pastel resulting!|
Today is the third day of school, and all but one of my classes are experienced in using the studio at CBMS. Once portfolios are designed and stowed, most students are eager to start right in, work in their favorite "Center" and get re-acquainted with their preferred materials and tools. Some students are already preparing art for display while others are warming up and discovering new possibilities.