…So I am not sure if it's been all the writing and reflecting on my own practices (I am sure that is some of it…) ...but I remembered this fantastic project I used to do with my 9th grade art students. I found this website several years ago about Neorealism paintings created by high school students at High Tech High, San Diego. I loved the idea and adapted it years ago for my 9th graders. As I was pouring through my folders on my laptop, I came across the documents I used as a planning guide and visual examples for the students. Ahhh - I LOVED this project. ….And ya know what else??? One of the reasons I loved this project so much was that it offered the kids a lot of choice in how they wanted to complete their paintings. Did I mention in any previous blogs I now consider myself a choice-based art educator???
Please feel free to use the documents below for inspiration. I don't teach 9th grade any longer, but I know I can simplify this for my middle school kids. I think I plan to adapt it for my 6th grade students in some way. I have so many plans and ideas to work on this summer before the next school year. What? I know this school year hasn't ended yet. I just can't help get excited for fresh possibilities and opportunities. What lessons are you excited to create or adapt???